3.1251 indexes and concordances for Asian languages? (27)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Mon, 2 Apr 90 19:58:59 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1251. Monday, 2 Apr 1990.

Date: Sat, 31 Mar 90 13:39 EST
Subject: Oldest Asian, Japanese or Chinese concordances and indexes???

Though writing systems in these areas of the world are quite
different from our own western traditions, I am still interested in
getting any information about early dictionaries, indexes or concordances
published in the cultures mentioned above. How does one look up a
"word" in a chinese dictionary? What is the ordering ("alphabetizing")
system? Any date of publication for the first ever publications of
this kind?

Michel Lenoble
Litterature Comparee
Universite de Montreal
E-mail: lenoblem@cc.umontreal.ca