A GRAND JAPANESE-CHINESE DICTIONARY
The Grand Dictionary is translated and compiled on the basis of The Grand Japanese Dictionary, the first color-layout dictionary in Japan, which was published by the well-known KODANSHA (first edition: 1989; revised edition: 1995). It has been the largest integrated multi-functional Japanese-Chinese dictionary in present China. With coverage of more than 180 thousand entries, thirteen kinds of appendix, over 330 black-and-white illustrations and 45 full color illustrations, the Grand Dictionary includes materials up to March 2001. The Grand Dictionary covers a wide range of encyclopedic materials, giving up-to-date brief contexts and rich Japanese cultural resources for reference. In addition to general vocabulary, it also provides information in fields of politics, economics, philosophy, sociology, geography, military affairs, nationalities, religions, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, arts, etc., as well as loan words and specialist vocabulary. For general vocabulary, the Grand dictionary assigns its major strength on modern Japanese though with an effort to collect archaisms, providing various examples, thesaurus and derivatives. Over 120 thousand entries have English equivalents attached behind, and the number of single Japanese character amounts to more than 10 thousand.