Readings in Asian literatures from antiquity to the fifteenth century an anthology

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Published by Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co. in Dubuque, Iowa .

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-356).

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Statementprepared by the Committee on the World Humanities Courses of the City College of the City University of New York.
ContributionsCity University of New York. City College. Committee on the World Humanities Courses.
LC ClassificationsPJ409 .R4 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 356 p. ;
Number of Pages356
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Open LibraryOL1754510M
ISBN 100840381646
LC Control Number92085564

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