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Book Reviews

You can find book reviews in these major resource types: 1) newspaper/magazine databases; 2) scholarly journal databases; 3) the websites of newspapers, magazines, and other media; 4) a specialized book review database such as Book Review Digest

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Chinese Civilization                          
Chinese architecture                        
Chinese medicine
Chinese art                                      
Chinese food

Ma Yun, Jack Ma, Alibaba                 
executive biography
business people- biography              
cosmetics industry- biography
business cases of Chinese companies 


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