Materials for the Study of the Ssŭ i Kuan

  title={Materials for the Study of the Ssŭ i Kuan},
  author={N. E. Wild},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={617 - 640}
  • N. Wild
  • Published 1 October 1945
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
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