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<ul><li><p>Aspects of Chinese Sociolinguistics: Essays by Yuen Ren Chao by Yuen Ren Chao; Anwar S. DilReview by: Alvin P. CohenJournal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 97, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1977), p. 410Published by: American Oriental SocietyStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/600871 .Accessed: 12/06/2014 21:09</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.</p><p> .</p><p>American Oriental Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Journal ofthe American Oriental Society.</p><p>http://www.jstor.org </p><p>This content downloaded from 194.29.185.230 on Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:09:31 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=aoshttp://www.jstor.org/stable/600871?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p></li><li><p>Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.3 (1977) Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.3 (1977) Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.3 (1977) Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.3 (1977) Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.3 (1977) Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.3 (1977) </p><p>Writings on Taoism and folk religion are scattered </p><p>among numerous (and often very obscure) sources and </p><p>truly constitute a bibliographic nightmare. In his </p><p>attempt to be "comprehensive," Thompson has searched thru an enormous number of sources and produced a very thorough work on material through 1970. In a few years he </p><p>plans to produce an updated/sequel volume covering the writings of more recent years. Until then, my own small bibliography on Chinese folk religion (Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 43,2 [1975], 238-265), published after this volume had already gone to press, is still useful for post-1970 materials and some of the </p><p>very few earlier works missed by Thompson. My only complaint about this book is more typographi- </p><p>cal. With the exception of abbreviations and the initial words of book, article, and journal titles, capital letters are seldom used in an entry following the author's name. While this may be typographically attractive, it makes scanning awkward and thereby slows down the use of the bibliography. For example, in trying to find the name of A. Reville (without capital letters) buried inside an entry on page 6L, I had to slowly read through the entire column after scanning failed to reveal the name to my eye. I hope Thompson will reconsider this lack of </p><p>capital letters in his sequel volume. </p><p>Compiling a bibliography is an arduous task, especially when there is little precedent to build upon. We owe both gratitude and congratulations to Professor Thomp- son for this excellent work which will do much to advance the study of Chinese religion. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST </p><p>The First Radiocarbon Dates from China. By NOEL BARNARD. Pp. xvii + 94. Monographs on Far Eastern History, 8. Canberra: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY PRESS. Revised and enlarged, 1975. $A5.95 paper. </p><p>The first edition of this volume (published in 1972) comprised a compilation of two sets of radiocarbon (C-14) data which were first reported in Chinese publica- tions. In the present volume a third set of data is added and some errors in the first edition are corrected. These data all pertain to archaeological artifacts unearthed in China. The author discusses the reliability of the radiocarbon dates and makes comparisons with dates derived from brislecone-pine calibrations. There is still much uncertainty in radiocarbon dating and the author strongly urges his readers to use the dates in this volume with great caution. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSE'rTS, AMHERST </p><p>Writings on Taoism and folk religion are scattered </p><p>among numerous (and often very obscure) sources and </p><p>truly constitute a bibliographic nightmare. In his </p><p>attempt to be "comprehensive," Thompson has searched thru an enormous number of sources and produced a very thorough work on material through 1970. In a few years he </p><p>plans to produce an updated/sequel volume covering the writings of more recent years. Until then, my own small bibliography on Chinese folk religion (Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 43,2 [1975], 238-265), published after this volume had already gone to press, is still useful for post-1970 materials and some of the </p><p>very few earlier works missed by Thompson. My only complaint about this book is more typographi- </p><p>cal. With the exception of abbreviations and the initial words of book, article, and journal titles, capital letters are seldom used in an entry following the author's name. While this may be typographically attractive, it makes scanning awkward and thereby slows down the use of the bibliography. For example, in trying to find the name of A. Reville (without capital letters) buried inside an entry on page 6L, I had to slowly read through the entire column after scanning failed to reveal the name to my eye. I hope Thompson will reconsider this lack of </p><p>capital letters in his sequel volume. </p><p>Compiling a bibliography is an arduous task, especially when there is little precedent to build upon. We owe both gratitude and congratulations to Professor Thomp- son for this excellent work which will do much to advance the study of Chinese religion. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST </p><p>The First Radiocarbon Dates from China. By NOEL BARNARD. Pp. xvii + 94. Monographs on Far Eastern History, 8. Canberra: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY PRESS. Revised and enlarged, 1975. $A5.95 paper. </p><p>The first edition of this volume (published in 1972) comprised a compilation of two sets of radiocarbon (C-14) data which were first reported in Chinese publica- tions. In the present volume a third set of data is added and some errors in the first edition are corrected. These data all pertain to archaeological artifacts unearthed in China. The author discusses the reliability of the radiocarbon dates and makes comparisons with dates derived from brislecone-pine calibrations. There is still much uncertainty in radiocarbon dating and the author strongly urges his readers to use the dates in this volume with great caution. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSE'rTS, AMHERST </p><p>Writings on Taoism and folk religion are scattered </p><p>among numerous (and often very obscure) sources and </p><p>truly constitute a bibliographic nightmare. In his </p><p>attempt to be "comprehensive," Thompson has searched thru an enormous number of sources and produced a very thorough work on material through 1970. In a few years he </p><p>plans to produce an updated/sequel volume covering the writings of more recent years. Until then, my own small bibliography on Chinese folk religion (Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 43,2 [1975], 238-265), published after this volume had already gone to press, is still useful for post-1970 materials and some of the </p><p>very few earlier works missed by Thompson. My only complaint about this book is more typographi- </p><p>cal. With the exception of abbreviations and the initial words of book, article, and journal titles, capital letters are seldom used in an entry following the author's name. While this may be typographically attractive, it makes scanning awkward and thereby slows down the use of the bibliography. For example, in trying to find the name of A. Reville (without capital letters) buried inside an entry on page 6L, I had to slowly read through the entire column after scanning failed to reveal the name to my eye. I hope Thompson will reconsider this lack of </p><p>capital letters in his sequel volume. </p><p>Compiling a bibliography is an arduous task, especially when there is little precedent to build upon. We owe both gratitude and congratulations to Professor Thomp- son for this excellent work which will do much to advance the study of Chinese religion. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST </p><p>The First Radiocarbon Dates from China. By NOEL BARNARD. Pp. xvii + 94. Monographs on Far Eastern History, 8. Canberra: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY PRESS. Revised and enlarged, 1975. $A5.95 paper. </p><p>The first edition of this volume (published in 1972) comprised a compilation of two sets of radiocarbon (C-14) data which were first reported in Chinese publica- tions. In the present volume a third set of data is added and some errors in the first edition are corrected. These data all pertain to archaeological artifacts unearthed in China. The author discusses the reliability of the radiocarbon dates and makes comparisons with dates derived from brislecone-pine calibrations. There is still much uncertainty in radiocarbon dating and the author strongly urges his readers to use the dates in this volume with great caution. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSE'rTS, AMHERST </p><p>Writings on Taoism and folk religion are scattered </p><p>among numerous (and often very obscure) sources and </p><p>truly constitute a bibliographic nightmare. In his </p><p>attempt to be "comprehensive," Thompson has searched thru an enormous number of sources and produced a very thorough work on material through 1970. In a few years he </p><p>plans to produce an updated/sequel volume covering the writings of more recent years. Until then, my own small bibliography on Chinese folk religion (Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 43,2 [1975], 238-265), published after this volume had already gone to press, is still useful for post-1970 materials and some of the </p><p>very few earlier works missed by Thompson. My only complaint about this book is more typographi- </p><p>cal. With the exception of abbreviations and the initial words of book, article, and journal titles, capital letters are seldom used in an entry following the author's name. While this may be typographically attractive, it makes scanning awkward and thereby slows down the use of the bibliography. For example, in trying to find the name of A. Reville (without capital letters) buried inside an entry on page 6L, I had to slowly read through the entire column after scanning failed to reveal the name to my eye. I hope Thompson will reconsider this lack of </p><p>capital letters in his sequel volume. </p><p>Compiling a bibliography is an arduous task, especially when there is little precedent to build upon. We owe both gratitude and congratulations to Professor Thomp- son for this excellent work which will do much to advance the study of Chinese religion. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST </p><p>The First Radiocarbon Dates from China. By NOEL BARNARD. Pp. xvii + 94. Monographs on Far Eastern History, 8. Canberra: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY PRESS. Revised and enlarged, 1975. $A5.95 paper. </p><p>The first edition of this volume (published in 1972) comprised a compilation of two sets of radiocarbon (C-14) data which were first reported in Chinese publica- tions. In the present volume a third set of data is added and some errors in the first edition are corrected. These data all pertain to archaeological artifacts unearthed in China. The author discusses the reliability of the radiocarbon dates and makes comparisons with dates derived from brislecone-pine calibrations. There is still much uncertainty in radiocarbon dating and the author strongly urges his readers to use the dates in this volume with great caution. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSE'rTS, AMHERST </p><p>Writings on Taoism and folk religion are scattered </p><p>among numerous (and often very obscure) sources and </p><p>truly constitute a bibliographic nightmare. In his </p><p>attempt to be "comprehensive," Thompson has searched thru an enormous number of sources and produced a very thorough work on material through 1970. In a few years he </p><p>plans to produce an updated/sequel volume covering the writings of more recent years. Until then, my own small bibliography on Chinese folk religion (Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 43,2 [1975], 238-265), published after this volume had already gone to press, is still useful for post-1970 materials and some of the </p><p>very few earlier works missed by Thompson. My only complaint about this book is more typographi- </p><p>cal. With the exception of abbreviations and the initial words of book, article, and journal titles, capital letters are seldom used in an entry following the author's name. While this may be typographically attractive, it makes scanning awkward and thereby slows down the use of the bibliography. For example, in trying to find the name of A. Reville (without capital letters) buried inside an entry on page 6L, I had to slowly read through the entire column after scanning failed to reveal the name to my eye. I hope Thompson will reconsider this lack of </p><p>capital letters in his sequel volume. </p><p>Compiling a bibliography is an arduous task, especially when there is little precedent to build upon. We owe both gratitude and congratulations to Professor Thomp- son for this excellent work which will do much to advance the study of Chinese religion. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST </p><p>The First Radiocarbon Dates from China. By NOEL BARNARD. Pp. xvii + 94. Monographs on Far Eastern History, 8. Canberra: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY PRESS. Revised and enlarged, 1975. $A5.95 paper. </p><p>The first edition of this volume (published in 1972) comprised a compilation of two sets of radiocarbon (C-14) data which were first reported in Chinese publica- tions. In the present volume a third set of data is added and some errors in the first edition are corrected. These data all pertain to archaeological artifacts unearthed in China. The author discusses the reliability of the radiocarbon dates and makes comparisons with dates derived from brislecone-pine calibrations. There is still much uncertainty in radiocarbon dating and the author strongly urges his readers to use the dates in this volume with great caution. </p><p>ALVIN P. COHEN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSE'rTS, AMHERST </p><p>Writings on Taoism and folk religion are scattered </p><p>among numerous (and often very obscure) sources and </p><p>truly constitute a bibliographic nightmare. In his </p><p>attempt to be "comprehensive," Thompson has searched thru an enormous number of sources and produced a very thorough work on material through 1970. In a few years he </p><p>plans to produce an updated/sequel volume covering the writings of more recent years. Until then, my own small bibliography on Chinese folk religion (Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 43,2 [1975], 238-265), published after this volume had already gone to press, is still useful for post-1970 materials and some of the </p><p>very...</p></li></ul>

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