Chinese Children's Attitudes Toward Mental Retardation

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Chinese Children's Attitudes Toward Mental Retardation. / Tang, Catherine So Kum; Davis, Cindy; Wu, Anize; Oliver, Christopher.

In: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.01.2000, p. 73-87.

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Tang, Catherine So Kum ; Davis, Cindy ; Wu, Anize ; Oliver, Christopher. / Chinese Children's Attitudes Toward Mental Retardation. In: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. 2000 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 73-87.

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