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Modern Lexicon, Formation
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The formation of the modern Chinese lexicon was a process of renovation and enrichment that the Chinese language underwent from the second half of the 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century in order to face the challenge of a modern world.

The traditional peri…

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Federico MASINI, “Modern Lexicon, Formation”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000277>
First published online: 2015

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