A Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese

A Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese is the Chinese-English resource of choice for all those reading Chinese texts from the period of approx. 500 BCE to 1000 CE.

Also for those with a background in either modern Chinese or Japanese, the dictionary is a reliable guide in solving countless problems of interpretation.

  • 8,330 individual characters
  • Covering the period from approx. 500 BCE to 1000 CE
  • With an abundance of alliterative and echoic binomes (lianmianci 連綿詞)
  • Identification of hundreds of plants, animals, and assorted technical terms in various fields
  • Index by “radical” and stroke number
  • Various appendices, including one with reign eras and exact accession dates of emperors given according to both Chinese and Western calendars
  • Compiled by Paul W. Kroll, Professor of Chinese at the University of Colorado, assisted by a small team of scholars including William Baxter, William G. Boltz, David R. Knechtges, Y. Edmund Lien, Antje Richter, Matthias L. Richter, and Ding Xiang Warner
  • In print, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin romanization
  • Available from Brill in hard cover, paperback, and as an online service
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