The KANGXI DICTIONARY (Chinese : 康熙字典; pinyin : Kāngxī
Zìdiǎn) was the standard
The dictionary contains more than 47,000 characters, though some 40% of them are graphic variants. In addition, there are rare or archaic characters, some which had been attested only once. Less than a quarter of these characters are now in common use.
* 1 Compilation * 2 Structure of the Kangxi dictionary * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Notes * 6 External links
The supplemented dictionary contains 47,035 character entries, plus
1,995 graphic variants , giving a total of 49,030 different
characters. They are grouped under the 214 radicals and arranged by
the number of additional strokes in the character. Although these 214
radicals were first used in the
The character entries give variants (if any), pronunciations in traditional fanqie spelling and in modern reading of a homophone , different meanings, and quotations from Chinese books and lexicons. The dictionary also contains rime tables with characters ordered under syllable rime classes, tones , and initial syllable onsets .
STRUCTURE OF THE KANGXI DICTIONARY
Kangxi Dictionary, 1827 reprint
* Preface by
* The dictionary proper: pp. 75–1631
* Main text: pp. 75–1538 * Addendum contents: pp. 1539–1544 (補遺) * Addendum text: pp. 1545–1576 * Appendix contents (No–source–characters): pp. 1577–1583 (備考) * Appendix text: pp. 1585–1631
* Postscript: pp. 1633–1635 (後記) * Textual research: pp. 1637–1683 (考證)
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* Teng, Ssu-yü and Biggerstaff, Knight. 1971. An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Chinese Reference Works, 3rd ed. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-03851-7 * Kangxi (Emperor of China) (1842). Chinese and English dictionary: containing all the words in the Chinese imperial dictionary; arranged according to the radicals, Volume 1. Printed at Parapattan. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
* ^ Endymion Wilkinson. Chinese History: A New Manual . (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, 2012. ISBN 9780674067158 ), pp. 80-81. * ^ Teng and Biggerstaff 1971:130
* Kangxi Zidian (Tongwen Shuju edition), with dictionary lookup – Chinese Text Project * Kangxi