William Dolby

Classical Chinese Translations and Research

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28. Chinese Allusions: a short dictionary


Book Details

"Chinese Allusions: a dictionary" by William Dolby. The first hard-backed A4 sized book was published in 2010, with a refurbished edition published in 2016:
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (22 Nov. 2016) by Straightback Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1540555852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1540555854
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm

This work represents the 28th of 33 of the Chinese Culture Series.

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Chinese literature, ancient and modern, is often rich with allusions, which can give its texts a compact weight, depth and resonance not otherwise available, and are a glory of Chinese civilisation. This dictionary explains a sample of well-known allusions, and provides an extensive index to facilitate the active use of the allusions for writers, and indeed speakers, of Chinese