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Chinese lexicography in the Internet era

Authored by: Heming Yong , Jing Peng

The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138941601
eBook ISBN: 9781315104942
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The Chinese lexicographical culture has its deep roots in the socio-cultural settings which called forth reading primers written for school children in the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC to 771 BC). The Ready Guide (Eyra《尔雅》), which was written between the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BC to AD 25), is generally recognized as the earliest Chinese dictionary in its real sense.

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