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A student's dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese / by Paul W. Kroll, With the assistance of William G. Boltz, David R. Knechtges, Y. Edmund Lien, Antje Richter, Matthias L. Richter, Ding Xiang Warner.

Author/Creator:
Kroll, Paul W., 1948- author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 713 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Handbuch der Orientalistik. China ; Vierte Abteilung, 30. Bd.
Handbook of Oriental Studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section four, China, 0169-9520 ; volume 30
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Subjects:
Chinese language -- Modern Chinese, 1919 -- -Dictionaries -- English.
Chinese language -- Ancient Chinese, 600-1200 -- Dictionaries -- English.
Chinese language -- Chinese language To 600 -- Dictionaries -- English.
Summary:
This book is the long-desired Chinese & English reference work for all those reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty. Comprising 8,000+ characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin. As a lexicon meant for practical use, it immensely facilitates reading and translating historical, literary, and religious texts dating from approximately 500 BCE to 1000 CE. Being primarily a dictionary of individual characters and the words they represent, it also includes an abundance of alliterative and echoic binomes as well as accurate identifications of hundreds of plants, animals, and assorted technical terms in various fields. It aims to become the English-language resource of choice for all those seeking assistance in reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty. Previous Chinese-English dictionaries have persistently mixed together without clarification all eras and styles of Chinese. But written Chinese in its 3,000 year history has changed and evolved even more than English has in its mere millennium, with classical and medieval Chinese differing more from modern standard Chinese than the language of Beowulf; or even that of Chaucer differs from modern English.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Boltz, William G., author.
Knechtges, David R., author.
Lien, Y. Edmund, author.
Richter, Antje, author.
Richter, Matthias L., author.
Warner, Ding Xiang, 1961- author.
ISBN:
9789004284111
9004284117
9789004283657
900428365X
OCLC:
891031538