ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary

Editor: John DeFrancis. Associate editors: Tom Bishop, Robert M. Sanders, Victor H. Mair, Zhang Liqing, Zhang Yanhua

Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2000.

ISBN 0-8248-2766-X

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Chinese-English Dictionary
  • Editor's Call to Action
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    1. Distinctive Features of the Dictionary
    2. Selection and Definition of Entries
  • Reader's Guide
    1. Arrangement of Entries
    2. Orthography
    3. Explanatory Notes and Examples
    4. Parts of Speech and Other Entry Labels
    5. Free and Bound Characters
    6. Simplified Versus Complex Characters
    7. Abbreviations
    8. Works Consulted
  • The Dictionary
  • Appendices
    1. Basic Rules for Hanyu Pinyin Orthography
    2. Chinese Historical Chronology
    3. Analytic Summary of Transcription Systems
    4. Wade-Giles/Pinyin Comparative Table
    5. PY/WG/GR/YR/ZF Comparative Table
    6. Measure Words
    7. Standard and Variant Character Forms
    8. Stroke Order Index of Characters
    9. Introduction to the Radical Index of Characters
    10. Radical Index of Characters
  • Kangxi Radical Chart
  • Comprehensive Radical Chart