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Asian Studies: Biographies

Consult biographical dictionaries to get brief information about people, dates and events. For more sources, see Biographical Resources.

Biographical Dictionary and Analysis of China's Party Leadership, 1922-1988
REF DS778 .A1 B27 1990t

Lists information on the education, military career and party career of China's leaders. Provides small photos of most individuals listed.

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: the Qing Period, 1644-1911
REF HQ1767.5 .A3 B56 1998

Over 200 entries on women from a variety of backgrounds. Arranged alphabetically with a list of entries by "background or field of endeavour."

Dictionary of Ming Biography, 1368-1644
DS753.5 .A84 1976

Based on documents from the Ming Period, the dictionary provides entries on figures who were important during that time. Each entry has its own bibliography and it has indexes for names, books and subjects.

Eminent Chinese of the Ch´ing Period (1644-1912)
DS734 .U65 1991 (1970 edition in REF)

Lists over 800 signed entries. Organized alphabetically it also includes a list of names in chronological order and indexes for names, books and subjects.

Last Updated: 23 July 2010