Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography Volume 4

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Berkshire Publishing Group, May 1, 2015 - History - 640 pages
The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (1979-2015) provides a riveting new way to understand twenty-first-century China and a personal look at the changes that have taken place since the Reform and Opening Up era started in 1979. One hundred key individuals from this period were selected by an international group of experts, and the stories were written by more than 70 authors in 14 countries. The authors map the paths taken by these individuals-some rocky, some meandering, some fateful-and in telling their stories give contemporary Chinese history a human face. The editors have included-with the advice of myriad experts around the world-not only the life stories of politicians and government officials, who play a crucial role in the development of the country, but the stories of cultural figures including, film directors, activists, writers, and entrepreneurs from the mainland China, Hong Kong, and also from Taiwan. The "Greater China" that comes through in this volume has diverse ideas and identities. It is often contradictory, sometimes fractious, and always full of creative human complexity. Some of the lives rendered here are heroic. Some are tragic, and many are inspirational. Some figures come in for trenchant criticism, and others are celebrated with a sense of wonder and awe. Like previous volumes of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, this volume includes a range of appendices, including a pronunciation guide, a bibliography, and a timeline of key events.
 

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Contents

Liu Chunzh
335
Li Xing
340
Li Xiaobo
344
Ma Jun
350
Ma Yingjeou
356
Ma Jack
361
M Yn
365
Png Zhen
370

Chn Guangchng
48
Chn Kaige
55
Chn Shuıbian
62
Chn Xıtng
68
Chn Yn
74
Chen Joan
78
Cheung Maggie
86
Chow Yunfat
93
Cuı Jin
101
Di Qng
107
Dng Xiaopng
113
Fang Lzhı
123
Fi Xiotong
128
Fng Xiaogang
135
Fok Henry
143
Gao Xngjin
147
Gong L
156
Gou Terry
162
Hn Hn
166
Ho Stanley
170
Hou Hsiaohsien
174
H Jia
180
H Jıntao
184
H Yobang
191
Hung Guangy
199
Jia Zhangke
204
Jiang Zmn
209
Kadeer Rebiya
217
Li Changxıng
224
Lai Jimmy
229
Lng Lang
235
Lee Tenghui
240
Lee Ang
248
Lee Bruce
255
Lee Martin
262
Lee Yuan Tseh
268
Leung Chunying
274
Lı Hngzh
279
Li Kashing
284
Lı Kqing
288
Lı Nng
293
Lı Png
297
Lı Xiannin
301
Lı Xiaoln
304
Lı Ynhng
308
Li Jet
313
Lien Chan
322
Li Bınyn
328
Qin Xusen
376
Qio Sh
382
Rn Zhngfei
386
Rng Yrn
393
Shih Stan
397
Su Tng
402
Tn Dn
407
Teng Teresa
412
Tsang Donald
417
Tung Cheehwa
423
Wn Lı
429
Wang Huı
432
Wng Shu
437
Wang Yng
443
Wng Zhn
447
Wi Jıngsheng
450
Wen Jiabao
456
Wong Karwai
461
Woo John
469
W Y
475
X Jnpng
479
X Bıng
486
Yng Jing
492
Yng Shngkun
495
Yo Mng
502
Y Jinyıng
506
Y Hu
512
Yun Lngpng
517
Zen Joseph
521
Zhang ilng
528
Zhang Choyng
534
Zhang Ymu
537
Zho Zıyng
545
Zhou Yongkang
552
Zhou Youguang
556
Zhu Rngjı
560
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
567
CONTRIBUTORS
569
IMAGE CREDITS
573
Appendix 1 Pronunciation Guide and Conversion Table
576
Appendix 2 Biographical Directory
582
Appendix 3 Geographical Directory
593
Appendix 4 Pinyin Glossary
598
Appendix 5 General Bibliography
603
Appendix 6 Timeline
605
INDEX
611
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