The Shuo-wen chieh-tzu is one of the immortal masterpieces of scholarship of ancient
China. Long after Hsü Shen completed this work in Eastern Han Dynasty, the Shuowen
chieh-tzu has been consulted, researched, glossed from one generation scholars to
another, and throughout maintained a place in the history of Chinese culture. In the
area of traditional studies, the Shuo-wen chieh-tzu may be regarded as the ancestor of
hsiao-hsüeh, the traditional mode of the studies of Chinese characters,...[Show more]
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