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Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary


By jessietest - Posted on 05 January 2011 - Update on 28 March 2011

Image of Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)
Author: Rick Harbaugh
Publisher: Yale University Press (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 544 pages
Summary:
This dictionary is designed to help students understand, appreciate and remember Chinese characters. It has the following features: -Every character entry includes a brief traditional Chinese etymology. -Genealogical charts highlight the connections between characters, showing the creation of more than 4000 characters from less than 200 simple pictographs and ideographs. -Mandarin standards in China and Taiwan are distinguished. -Simplified forms for each character are given. -Character entries list all words which use the character in any position, allowing a word to be found even if the first character is unknown. -English definitions are referenced in an English-Chinese index. -A word pronunciation index allows students to directly search for an overheard word without having to guess the initial character. -A stroke count index lists every character by number of strokes.
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