Libraris and Book-Collecting in China | China Heritage Quarterly
Libraries and Book-Collecting in China from the Epoch of the Five Dynasties to the End of the Ch'ing
V.L. Wong 黄維廉
V.L. Wong 黄維廉, 'Libraries and Book-Collecting in China from the Epoch of the Five Dynasties to the End of the Ch'ing, T'ien Hsia Monthly, Vol.VIII, No.4, April 1939, pp.327-343.
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