This dictionary is designed to help students understand, appreciate and remember Chinese characters. It has the following features:
-Every character entry includes a brief traditional Chinese etymology. Genealogical charts highlight the connections between characters, showing the creation of more than 4000 characters from less than 200 simple pictographs and ideographs.
-Mandarin standards in China and Taiwan are distinguished.
-Simplified forms for each character are given.
-Character entries list all words which use the character in any position, allowing a word to be found even if the first character is unknown.
-English definitions are referenced in an English-Chinese index.
-A word pronunciation index allows students to directly search for an overheard word without having to guess the initial character. -A stroke count index lists every character by number of strokes