|Publisher||Encyclopedia of China Publishing House|
|Media type||74 Hardback Volumes|
The Encyclopedia of China (Chinese :中国大百科全书; pinyin :Zhōngguó Dà Bǎikē Quánshū; lit. 'China Great Encyclopedia') is the first large-entry modern encyclopedia in the Chinese language. The compilation began in 1978. Published by the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, the encyclopedia was issued one volume at a time, beginning in 1980 with a volume on astronomy; the final volume was completed in 1993. It comprised 74 volumes, with more than 80,000 entries. Arranged by subject, which numbered 66 (some subjects occupy more than one volume), within each subject, entries were arranged by pinyin as many modern Chinese dictionaries have been. A Uyghur language edition was also published in 2015.
A CD-ROM version and a subscription-based online version are also available. A second and more concise edition of the work was published in 2009.
The third online edition was released and published in the end of 2018,which is free to use. More than 20,000 scholars participated in this online encyclopaedia program which started in 2011, including some experts from Chinese Academy of Sciences. The encyclopedia has more than 300,000 entries.
Ye Ting, born in Huiyang, Guangdong, was a Chinese military leader who played a key role in the Northern Expedition to reunify China after the 1911 Revolution. He started out with the Kuomintang but later joined the Communist Party of China (CPC).
In Japanese, encyclopedias are known as hyakka jiten (百科事典), which literally means "book of a hundred subjects," and can trace their origins to the early Heian period, in the ninth century. Encyclopedic works were published in Japan for well over a thousand years before Japan's first modern encyclopedias were published after Japan's opening to the West, during the Meiji Period (1868–1912). Several encyclopedias have been published in Japan since World War II, including several children's encyclopedias, and two major titles are currently available: the Encyclopedia Nipponica, published by Shogakukan, and the Sekai Dai-Hyakka Jiten, compiled by the Heibonsha publishing company. A Japanese Wikipedia is also available.
Shen Jiaben, alias Jiyi, was a Late Qing Chinese politician and jurist from Huzhou, Zhejiang province.
The Encyclopedia of China Publishing House is a publishing company in China. It was established in Beijing on November 18, 1978.
Jurong is a county-level city under the administration of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China.
Chinese encyclopedias comprise both Chinese-language encyclopedias and foreign-language ones about China or Chinese topics. There is a type of native Chinese reference work called leishu that is sometimes translated as "encyclopedia", but although these collections of quotations from classic texts are expansively "encyclopedic", a leishu is more accurately described as a "compendium" or "anthology". The long history of Chinese encyclopedias began with the Huanglanleishu and continues with online encyclopedias such as the Baike Encyclopedia.
The Belvedere of Literary Profundity, Wenyuan Ge or Wenyuan Library is a palace building in the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Mizhi County is a county of Yulin, Shaanxi, China. Mizhi is situated in the Loess Plateau on the banks of Wuding River.
Bayuquan District is a district of the city of Yingkou, Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. Located on the northeast coast of the Bohai Sea and in the northwest part of the Liaodong Peninsula, it is 46 kilometres (29 mi) south-southwest of Yingkou city centre. This small city is known for its seafood like fish and crabs which are shipped to all parts of the world. This District is also a tourism spot in the summer.
The Zhang River is a tributary of the Wei River in China. The river commences at the confluence of the rivers Qingzhang and Zhuozhang, where between She county of Hebei and Linzhou of Henan, then joins the Wei River in Guantao county, Hebei. A dam on the Zhang River diverts water into the Red Flag Canal.
Yu Lan was a Chinese film actress. In 1961, Yu won the award for Best Actress at the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival for her performance in A Revolutionary Family. Her youngest son is Chinese director and Beijing Film Academy professor Tian Zhuangzhuang.
Chicken and duck blood soup is a Shanghainese soup-based blood dish, using the blood of chicken and duck as a principal ingredient. Created by Xu Fuquan, a hawker from Shanghai, and described to be sour and spicy in taste, the dish is viewed as a healthy food with medicinal value in Shanghai.
The Cihai is a large-scale dictionary and encyclopedia of Standard Mandarin Chinese. The Zhonghua Book Company published the first Cihai edition in 1938, and the Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House revised editions in 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009. A standard bibliography of Chinese reference works calls the Cihai an "outstanding dictionary".
Song Shi Jishi is a compilation of historical accounts about poets of the Song dynasty. It was edited by the prominent Qing dynasty poet Li E. According to the author's preface, the process of compilation started from 1725, and took about 20 years to finish. The book comprises 100 volumes, discuss about 3812 Song Dynasty poets. Its style and structure imitated that of the 12th century book Recorded Occasions of Tang Poetry, there is one chapter for every poet, including a biography, several representative poems and comments.
Chen Yuan was a Chinese historian and educator. Chen, together with Lü Simian, Chen Yinke and Ch'ien Mu, was known as the "Four Greatest Historians" of Modern China (現代四大史學家).
Wu Faxian was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and lieutenant general of the People's Liberation Army. In 1930 he became a soldier of Chinese Red Army, two years later he joined the Communist Party of China. He participated in five Counter-Encirclement Campaigns, Long March, Battle of Pingxingguan, Liaoshen Campaign and Pingjin Campaign.
Hao Bailin or Hao Bolin was a Chinese theoretical physicist, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Fudan University professor.
Feng Zhi was a Chinese writer and translator. He was also the director and then honorary director of the Institute of Foreign Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences since 1964.
Lu Chunling was a Chinese dizi player and music educator.
Zhou Yaohe was a Chinese materials scientist. He was elected as academician of the Chinese Academy of Science in 1991.