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This front matter section of the book The Encyclopaedia Sinica contains the preface, and lists of contributors and abbreviations. The book discusses meanings for terms, concepts and pronouns that occur in China-related subjects. As to the romanization of Chinese characters, Wade's system has been adhered to as far as possible. Names of places like Foochow and Hangchow, must be spelt according to the accepted usage.

Keywords: China-related subjects; The Encyclopaedia Sinica; Wade's system



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