Abstract：A Comprehensive English-Chinese Dictionary is a landmark of English-Chinese dictionary by Commercial Press, also is a peak of English-Chinese dictionary compilation in the 1920s in China. This article, focusing on the matters that were involved in the compilation of the dictionary, points out that this program was initiated in 1917 due to Commercial Press’s attention to the codification of English-Japanese dictionary and the program of Saito’s idiomological English-Japanese dictionary. The Dictionary comprehensively absorbed the entries and structure from contemporary English-Japanese dictionaries, but also the advantages of English dictionaries. The compilers were mostly Chinese students in Japan or the new school graduates in various specialized fields; they had knowledge of the basic terminology of each discipline. All of these aspects reflected the constant advocacy of “comprehensive” advantage. The Dictionary opened up new avenues for the transplant of English-Japanese dictionaries in China’s publishing industry, and ushered a new era in Chinese-English dictionary.
邹振环. 《综合英汉大辞典》的编纂、特色与影响[J]. 复旦学报(社会科学版), 2016, 58(2): 54-64.
ZOU Zhen-huan. Create a New Era in the History of English-Chinese Dictionary: Compilation, Features and Impact of A Comprehensive English-Chinese Dictionary. Fudan Journal(Social Sciences Edition), 2016, 58(2): 54-64.