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Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater Author Wenying Xu
ISBN-10 9780810873940
Release 2012-04-12
Pages 410
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The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.



Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema Author Tan Ye
ISBN-10 9780810867796
Release 2012
Pages 299
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Motion pictures were first introduced to China in 1896 and today China has become a major player in the film industry. However, the story of how Chinese cinema became what it is today is an exceptionally turbulent one. It encompasses incursions by foreign powers, warfare among contending rulers, the collapse of the Chinese empire, and the massive setback of the Cultural Revolution. The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema covers the history of Chinese cinema from its very beginning in 1896 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section contains several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. This book is an excellent access point for anyone interested in Chinese cinema and for scholars interested in investigating ideas for future research."



Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater Author Scott J. Miller
ISBN-10 9780810863194
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 234
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Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature_narrative, poetry, and drama_in modern Japan. It focuses specifically on the years since 1868, when Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable and swift changes as it sought to become a modern nation. It offers both a historical overview through its chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries.



Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema Author Daw-Ming Lee
ISBN-10 9780810879225
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 508
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The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of Taiwan cinema during both the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945) and Chinese Nationalist period (1945–present). This is accomplished through a chronology, list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and more than a hundred cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios, and genres. The book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Taiwan cinema, as well as the social, political, financial, and creative intricacies of how at least one important national cinema developed.



Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater Author Richard Young
ISBN-10 0810874989
Release 2010-12-18
Pages 748
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The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.



Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater Author Fran Mason
ISBN-10 9781442276208
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 586
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.



Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature Author Li-hua Ying
ISBN-10 0810870819
Release 2009-12-22
Pages 494
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Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Chinese literature.



Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre Author Laurence Senelick
ISBN-10 9781442249271
Release 2015-08-13
Pages 692
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on individual actors, directors, designers, entrepreneurs, plays, playhouses and institutions, Censorship, Children’s Theater, Émigré Theater, and Shakespeare in Russia. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian Theatre.



Historical Dictionary of Syria

Historical Dictionary of Syria Author David Commins
ISBN-10 9780810879669
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 520
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This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Syria covers the recent events in Syria as well as the history that led up to these events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section has over 500 entries on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions, literature, music and the arts. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Syria.



Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films Author Geoff Mayer
ISBN-10 9780810879003
Release 2012-09-13
Pages 514
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The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.



Historical Dictionary of Hinduism

Historical Dictionary of Hinduism Author Bruce M. Sullivan
ISBN-10 0810833271
Release 1997
Pages 345
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Presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods.



Historical Dictionary of Iraq

Historical Dictionary of Iraq Author Beth K. Dougherty
ISBN-10 9780810879423
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 858
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The Historical Dictionary of Iraq, Second Edition covers the history of Iraq through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Iraq.



Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis

Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis Author Kunal Chakrabarti
ISBN-10 9780810880245
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 604
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The Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis provides an overview of the Bengalis across the world from the earliest Chalcolithic cultures to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 750 cross-referenced dictionary entries on politicians, educators and entrepreneurs, leaders of religious and secular institutions, writers, painters, actors and other cultural figures, and more generally, on the economy, education, political parties, religions, women and minorities, literature, art and architecture, music, cinema and other major sectors. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Bengalis.



Historical Dictionary of Israel

Historical Dictionary of Israel Author Bernard Reich
ISBN-10 9781442271852
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 780
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Israel contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1100 cross-referenced entries on significant persons, places, events, government institutions, political parties, and battles, as well as entries on Israel’s economy, society, and culture.



Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif

Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif Author Jean Michaud
ISBN-10 9781442272798
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 594
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Dwelling in the highland areas of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Southwest China, Taiwan, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Peninsular Malaysia are hundreds of “peoples”. Together their population adds up to 100 million, more than most of the countries they live in. Yet in each of these countries, they are regarded as minorities. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on about 300 groups, the ten countries they live in, their historical figures, and their salient political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more.



Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan

Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan Author Rafis Abazov
ISBN-10 0810853620
Release 2005
Pages 240
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Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan, the first comprehensive reference book in English, provides a concise overview of the historical development of Turkmenistan. The introduction and chronology outline Turkmen history, with a focus on the 20th century; political and economic development; ethnic policies; and nation building. The dictionary consists of approximately 300 entries and is cross-referenced for easy use by international consultants, NGO activists, policymakers, scholars, and students. The substantial bibliography helps readers find materials and resources in specialized subject areas.



Historical Dictionary of the Tamils

Historical Dictionary of the Tamils Author Vijaya Ramaswamy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
ISBN-10 9781538106860
Release 2017-08-25
Pages 518
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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Tamils contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.