Kangxi dictionary is a book published in Kangxi period of Qing Dynasty. The author is Zhang Yushu, Chen Tingjing, etc. it was updated on the basis of meiyingzuo's vocabulary and Zhang Zilie's zhengzitong in Ming Dynasty. The compilation of the book began in 1710 ad, the 49th year of Kangxi, and finished in 1716 ad, the 55th year of Kangxi. It lasted six years. Therefore, the book is called Kangxi dictionary. The Kangxi dictionary was presided over by Zhang Yushu and Chen Tingjing, the chief editor, and Ling Shaoxiao, Shi Kui, Zhou Qiwei and Chen Shi - Fu were all accomplished together.The dictionary uses the radical classification method to arrange the single characters according to the strokes. The whole dictionary is divided into twelve parts, each of which is marked by twelve Branches. Each part is divided into three volumes, i.e. upper, middle and lower volumes. It also arranges the vowel tables and their corresponding Chinese characters according to the vowels, tones and syllables. It contains 47035 Chinese characters in total, which is one of the main references for the study of Chinese characters.
Kangxi dictionary, as a collection of ancient Chinese character books, has the following characteristics: a large number of characters are collected, the types of characters and common writing are recorded, the characters with similar characters and different sounds and meanings are compiled as "suspected", another list of "for reference" and "correction"; the most comprehensive phonetic notation, including complete pronunciation, all rhymes are arranged in order; the interpretation of ancient, meaning examples are mostly the original source. These advantages have greatly facilitated the feudal scholars with strong retro thoughts. Therefore, they are known as "precise style, comprehensive textual research, the source of sincere word learning, and the Jinliang of art garden" (Wang Yinzhi). Although it also has some shortcomings, since the introduction of the Qing Dynasty by the king, there have been studies and corrections on its behalf, and later appeared on its basis the big Chinese dictionary and the big Chinese dictionary. However, due to the different compilation purposes, Kangxi dictionary pays attention to the "ancient" and the later serves the "present", so today's Kangxi dictionary still plays an irreplaceable role in reading ancient books and sorting out ancient documents It is an important reference book for the study of ancient culture, especially in the field of popular literature such as Dunhuang studies. Since Kangxi dictionary was published, there are many versions. According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 100 versions.
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