1850 V RARE Peking KANGXI Kang hi's Chinese Dictionary CHINA 22 VOLs Kanji Qing

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  • Sold Date: Mar 31, 2013
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Kanghi's Chinese Dictionary (22 vols.)

Volumes 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 (By Soo Chang Wing)

PEKING. 1850.

4 ½ x 6 ¾ inches. Soft cover. Stitched binding. 22 volumes in 6 library's cases (4 cases with covers and two without).

Fair to very good. There are some detached/creased/chipped pages; generally good condition; binding broken in several volumes; generally clean and unmarked except for libraryâ�‚¬â„¢s perforated stamps to some pages.

Not found worldwide; extremely rare edition of the Kangxi dictionary that has been an important reference book and a milestone in Chinese culture.

Kangxi Dictionary

Emperor Kang hi

traditional Chinese bookbinding

block printing

Peking, Beijing, Kâ�‚¬â„¢ang-hsi, Kanji, Kang hi, Kangshi,

The Kangxi Dictionary was the standard Chinese dictionary during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Kangxi Emperor of the Manchu Qing Dynasty ordered its compilation in 1710. The creator innovated greatly by reusing and confirming the new Zihui system of 214 radicals, since then known as 214 Kangxi radicals, and was eventually published in 1716. The dictionary is named after the Emperor's era name.

The dictionary contains more than 47,000 characters (including
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