Editions of the Chinese Character Dictionary

Front covers of the complete CCD and the Simplified CCD
Front covers of the complete CCD and the Simplified CCD

The complete Chinese Character Dictionary (CCD) comes in two  editions:

  • a paperback edition (5.5″ x 8.5″ edition; 610 pages): traditional Chinese characters and simplified Chinese characters. All 7,500 traditional and 1,500 simplified characters can be searched for independently. The latest update of this edition was uploaded in October, 2019.
  • an e-book (Print Replica) edition, which is basically a copy of the paperback edition. The latest update was uploaded in April, 2020.

The Simplified Chinese Character Dictionary also comes in two editions:

  • a paperback edition (5.5″ x 8.5″ edition; 529 pages): contains 5,730 simplified character entries. If a simplified character has a traditional version, then that is only placed behind the simplified character, but cannot be searched for. The latest update of this edition was uploaded in October, 2019.
  • an e-book (Print Replica) edition, which is basically a copy of the paperback edition. The latest update was uploaded in October, 2019.

All editions can be ordered from Amazon

Note: New editions are in preparation. However, due to the large number of changes it will take a considerable time before they are completed. Most important changes:

  1. About 70-80% of the HSK-6 vocabulary list will be integrated;
  2. All example words and phrases will get a pinyin transliteration.

Expected release date will hopefully be sometime during the second half of 2021.

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