Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief: Rint SYBESMA, Leiden University

Associate Editors: Wolfgang BEHR University of Zürich, Yueguo GU Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zev HANDEL University of Washington, C.-T. James HUANG Harvard University and James MYERS National Chung Cheng University

Early Release Version: content being added regularly, expected completion Fall 2016.

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of the languages of China and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the languages spoken in China, today and in the past, from many different angles, as well as the different linguistic traditions they have been investigated in.

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Kāngxī zìdiǎn 康熙字典

(2,788 words)

Author(s): Marc WINTER
The Kāngxī zìdiǎn 康熙字典 [Compendium of standard characters from the Kāngxī period] is a large-scale dictionary from the early Qīng dynasty, compiled under the auspices of the Kāngxī emperor (temple name Shèngzǔ 聖祖, 1661–1721), hence it is also referred to as the Yùdìng Kāngxī zìdiǎn 禦定康熙字典 [Imperially commissioned compendium of standard characters from the Kāngxī period]. It was compiled between 1710 and 1716, assembling dictionary information such as semantic definitions, pronunciation, character alternatives, and textual evidence for …
Date: 2016-11-09

Karlgren, Klas Bernhard Johannes (1889-1978)

(4,675 words)

Author(s): Yves TRACHSEL | Wolfgang BEHR
1. Early Life Klas Bernhard Johannes Karlgren (Chinese name Gāo Běnhàn 高本漢) was born in Jönköping on October 5, 1889, as one of the eight children (one of whom died in infancy) of Johannes Karlgren (1844–1905), a schoolteacher, and Gabriela Maria Hendrika (“Ella”) Hasselberg (1855–1935), from a family of clergymen, high-ranking civil servants and scholars. Johannes Karlgren was extraordinarily gifted in classical and modern languages and did his best to pass this gift on to his children. He had to …
Date: 2016-11-09