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Selected Internet Resources in East Asian Studies: Dictionaries

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CJKV-English Dictionary

A dictionary database of CJK characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political and intellectual history. Maintained by Charles Muller of Toyo Gakuen University. When prompted for ID and password, enter "guest" as ID and no password.

A collection of more than 300 on-line general and specialty dictionaries, covers all areas of Asia.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

A compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temples, schools, persons, found in East Asian Buddhist canonical sources. Updated on user contributions. Maintained by Charles Muller of Toyo Gakuen University.

Chinese Characters and Culture

This Web site can be searched in English as well as pinyin. Click on character(s) to display definition, etymology, and expressions.

Chinese Character Dictionary

This dictionary can be looked up in four different ways: English, Pinyin, Cantonese, and Radical/Stroke.

Lin Yutang's Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage

"The dictionary comprises a total of 8,169 head characters, together with 44,407 explanatory entries of grammatical usage and 40,379 entries of Chinese words or phrases."

Denshi Jisho

This online dictionary offers many features, including multi-radical lookup. It also provides roughly 160,000 bilingual example sentences.

Online Japanese Dictionaries and Glossaries

This page provides a collection of annotated links to online Japanese dictionaries.

Korean-English-Korean Dictionary

This onlone dictionary provides both browse and search modes.

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