LIU Hang

A page from a fifteenth-century Chinese encyclopedia. The first modern comprehensive encyclopedia in the Chinese language was compiled and published one volume at a time, beginning in 1978 with a volume on astronomy. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

The first Chinese encyclopedia, Huang lan (Book for the Emperors) was printed during the reign of the Weiwen emperor (187–226 CE). China’s first dictionary was compiled in the second century. Encyclopedic writing has played a significant role in Chinese scholarship

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:49-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Education, Language and Learning|Comments Off on Encyclopedias and Dictionaries (Bǎikēquánshū yù zìdiǎn 百科全书与字典)|Bǎikēquánshū yù zìdiǎn 百科全书与字典 (Encyclopedias and Dictionaries)

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