Überblick:Pressestimmen 'This is the new standard in a Chinese-English dictionary of classical Chinese far better than than the older dictionaries that students have too long used. It is a 'student's dictionary' that scholars and teachers will find necessary as well. Professor Kroll's long experience combined with meticulous research and an exceptional precision in the English lexicon offers a range of definitions both primary and extended that give the user a sense of what the word means and how it can be used. The inclusion of the Middle Chinese pronunciation is an immense convenience immediately showing the student which characters are merely graphic variations for extended usages in a particular frame of reference. His precision in terms of material culture and the natural world is no less welcome.' - Stephen Owen Harvard University'This volume is a signal contribution to the field that reflects a truly herculean effort on the part of Professor Kroll and his colleagues. Each entry elucidates finely grained distinctions in meaning with an especially impressive attention to nuances in the English language that is crucial to making these differences clear. For students of classical and medieval Chinese this dictionary will be indispensable but even seasoned scholars will find its comprehensive and precise analyses of tremendous value.' - Pauline Yu President American Council of Learned Societies'This dictionary is both helpful and unusual: besides the more common meanings for each entry it provides the reader with a rich panoply of expressions from the realms of religion (Buddhism Daoism) medicine and materia medica as well as cosmology and many other fields. Extremely useful for every student of traditional China indispensable for the study of early and medieval China.' - Michael Lackner Professor of Sinology University of Erlangen Germany'This reference work was worth the wait. It will be consulted by seasoned China scholars as well as beginning learners. The definitions of over 8000 primary characters are exact elegantly concise and yet complete. [...] This dictionary will revolutionize Chinese language learning. A massive achievement it will be a tool that no serious student of Chinese language (Classical Medieval or even Modern) should do without.' - Ronald Egan Stanford University Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Paul W. Kroll Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan is Professor of Chinese at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has published widely on medieval Chinese literature and cultural history.