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ABC Chinese-English Dictionary (review)

ABC Chinese-English Dictionary (review) 112 China Review International: Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 1998 though I remain skeptical about Dathorne's historiography, I am unable to criticize it, for I am as ignorant as I worry he may be. At the very least, I would argue that the far greater facility Dathorne has at manipulating his English and American portrayals of the Pacific in comparison to his labored management of the parallel materials on China is argument enough that he should not have attempted the latter. I cannot, therefore, recommend this book. Hugh R. Clark Ursinus College Hugh R. Clark is a professor and chair ofhistory at Ursinus College. He specializes in middle-period Chinese social history. %m John DeFrancis, editor. ABC Chinese-English Dictionary. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1996. xix, 897 pp. Paperback $28.00, isbn 0-82481744-3- The most immediately apparent distinctive feature of this dictionary is its arrangement of entries in single-sort alphabetical order, rather than a grouping of all compounds under the character representing the first syllable of a word. That is, it lists words and compounds in purely pinyin alphabetical order rather than grouping them under primary characters. This does indeed make it easier to look up a new word that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

ABC Chinese-English Dictionary (review)

China Review International , Volume 5 (1) – Mar 30, 1998

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112 China Review International: Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 1998 though I remain skeptical about Dathorne's historiography, I am unable to criticize it, for I am as ignorant as I worry he may be. At the very least, I would argue that the far greater facility Dathorne has at manipulating his English and American portrayals of the Pacific in comparison to his labored management of the parallel materials on China is argument enough that he should not have attempted the latter. I cannot, therefore, recommend this book. Hugh R. Clark Ursinus College Hugh R. Clark is a professor and chair ofhistory at Ursinus College. He specializes in middle-period Chinese social history. %m John DeFrancis, editor. ABC Chinese-English Dictionary. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1996. xix, 897 pp. Paperback $28.00, isbn 0-82481744-3- The most immediately apparent distinctive feature of this dictionary is its arrangement of entries in single-sort alphabetical order, rather than a grouping of all compounds under the character representing the first syllable of a word. That is, it lists words and compounds in purely pinyin alphabetical order rather than grouping them under primary characters. This does indeed make it easier to look up a new word that

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Published: Mar 30, 1998

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