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A Chinese Look at Literature

by David E. Pollard
Publisher: University of California Press
Release Date: 2021-05-28
Genre: Literary Collections
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 13: 0877882487
ISBN 10: 9780877882480
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1973.
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