Hanyu Da Zidian / The Dictionary of Chinese Character (9 Volumes) (2nd Ed)
9 PDF Books | Language: Chinese | ISBN-10: 7540317442 | 629 MB
The Hanyu Da Zidian (Chinese: 漢語大字典/汉语大字典; pinyin: Hànyǔ Dà Zìdiǎn; literally "Great Compendium of Chinese Characters") is a reference work on Chinese characters. A group of more than 400 editors and lexicographers began compilation in 1979, and it was published in eight volumes from 1986 to 1989. A separate volume of essays (Li and Zhao 1990) documents the lexicographical complexities for this full-scale Chinese dictionary. Besides the weighty 5,790-page first edition, there are 3-volume (1995) and pocket (1999) editions. A second edition (pictured at right) was published in 2006, and has a list of radicals printed on the dust jacket of each volume for quicker character look up.