Review: Notes on a Recent Handbook for Chinese Literature
Posted on 25. May, 2009 by James Miller in Charles Hartman
|Title||Review: Notes on a Recent Handbook for Chinese Literature|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1987|
|Authors||Knechtges, David, and Taiping Chang|
|Journal||Journal of the American Oriental Society|
The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature is the largest, most comprehensive reference work for pre-1911 literature. In spite of its size, the handbook is flawed by careless editing, numerous misprints, mistranslations, incorrect Romanizations, and an unacceptable number of factual errors.