Chinese-English dictionary of colloquial terms used in modern Chinese literature
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Chinese-English dictionary of colloquial terms used in modern Chinese literature

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Published by Far Eastern Publications, Yale University in New Haven, Conn .
Written in English


  • Chinese language -- Dictionaries -- English,
  • Chinese language -- Conversation and phrase books -- English

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 230-233.

Statementcompiled by David Collier ; edited and produced by CETA (Chinese-English Translation Assistance Group).
ContributionsChinese-English Translation Assistance Group.
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 233 p. ;
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14425421M

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