Han-Ying shuangjie Xinhua zidian (Xinhua Dictionary with English Translation) (review)

Han-Ying shuangjie Xinhua zidian (Xinhua Dictionary with English Translation) (review) Reviews 387 6. Ibid., p. 328. 7. Donald Munro, ``A Villain in the Xunzi,'' in Ivanhoe, Chinese Language, Thought, and Culture, p. 198. Han-Ying shuangjie Xinhua zidian 2000. 928 pp. RMB 26.00, isbn 7­80103­198­9/H.58 ¼ Xinhua Diction- ary with English Translation. Beijing: Commercial Press International, The old saw about reviewing a telephone directory (``lots of characters, but not much plot'') has a certain pertinence when it comes to reviewing a Chinese dictionary, in particular a character dictionary like this. The Xinhua zidian has been a stalwart of generations of Chinese since it was first published in 1957. Over four decades it has gone through nine editions and more than one hundred printings. Its 380 million copies meant it could be found everywhere in China. The small, usually plastic-covered dictionary was also a boon to foreign students of the language. When I started learning Chinese in Beijing in 1974, there were no comprehensive Chinese-English dictionaries that used pinyin romanization. I made do with a photocopied version of a U.S. government translation of a Chinese-German pinyin dictionary, shipped to Beijing from Washington, D.C. through diplomatic channels and bound in bright red leatherette, for about a dollar in a Beijing bindery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Han-Ying shuangjie Xinhua zidian (Xinhua Dictionary with English Translation) (review)

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/han-ying-shuangjie-xinhua-zidian-xinhua-dictionary-with-english-wMqotS5NF0
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9367
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Reviews 387 6. Ibid., p. 328. 7. Donald Munro, ``A Villain in the Xunzi,'' in Ivanhoe, Chinese Language, Thought, and Culture, p. 198. Han-Ying shuangjie Xinhua zidian 2000. 928 pp. RMB 26.00, isbn 7­80103­198­9/H.58 ¼ Xinhua Diction- ary with English Translation. Beijing: Commercial Press International, The old saw about reviewing a telephone directory (``lots of characters, but not much plot'') has a certain pertinence when it comes to reviewing a Chinese dictionary, in particular a character dictionary like this. The Xinhua zidian has been a stalwart of generations of Chinese since it was first published in 1957. Over four decades it has gone through nine editions and more than one hundred printings. Its 380 million copies meant it could be found everywhere in China. The small, usually plastic-covered dictionary was also a boon to foreign students of the language. When I started learning Chinese in Beijing in 1974, there were no comprehensive Chinese-English dictionaries that used pinyin romanization. I made do with a photocopied version of a U.S. government translation of a Chinese-German pinyin dictionary, shipped to Beijing from Washington, D.C. through diplomatic channels and bound in bright red leatherette, for about a dollar in a Beijing bindery.

Journal

China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2001

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off