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. This is a new edition (see below), which was uploaded in August, 2021. If you want to order this edition, make sure the book you order has ‘second edition’ on the front cover.

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. This is a new edition (see below), which was uploaded in September, 2021. If you want to order this edition, make sure the book you order has ‘second edition’ on the front cover.

All editions can be ordered from Amazon

New edition:

The new edition of the complete e-book CCD and of the Simplified CCD are finished and have been uploaded and made available from Amazon. These books replace the first edition. Most important changes:

  1. More than 90% of the HSK-6 vocabulary list has been integrated, this includes HSK 1-5 vocabulary words;
  2. All example words and phrases have pinyin added to them.

New paperback editions of both dictionaries will become available soon.

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