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By Heming Yong

This finished account of the background of chinese language lexicography is the 1st booklet at the topic to be released in English. It lines the improvement of chinese language lexicography over 3 millennia, from the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC-256 BC) to the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911). Revealing how the emergence of lexicographical tradition in historic China used to be associated with the educating of old characters, it describes the next improvement of primers, thesauruses, and
dictionaries of all significant kinds, together with these of dialects and technical phrases. those works originated and seemed in historical China, predating their western opposite numbers via hundreds and hundreds of years: and in a single shape or one other so much of them stay in use at the present time.

Throughout their account the authors convey how adjustments within the association, content material, use and researches of chinese language lexicographical works mirrored broader social and political advancements. This publication not just makes a big and unique contribution to the background of chinese language lexicography and the social and cultural background of China but in addition offers illuminating insights into international lexicography and new different types of comparative researches in lexicography within the worldwide context.

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