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16 February 2017

Le Grand RicciLe Grand Ricci was published in six volumes and 7,300 pages, in addition to a volume with appendices. The online dictionary offers approximately 300,000 Chinese words and expressions from the early beginnings of Chinese history to the end of the 20th century. Over 2,000 characters deal with the oldest forms of writing or the so-called oracle-bone inscriptions. Le Grand Ricci incorporates a wide spectrum of lexical domains, ranging from literature and history to science, technology, medicine, law, philosophy, and religion. It’s user-friendly online interface allows the user to efficiently perform even complex queries through all 13,392 main entries (single characters) or 280,000 expressions (or Chinese words composed of a set of characters).

Le Grand Ricci Online is on trial and available on the database trials webpage http://guides.lib.monash.edu/subject-databases/trials until 2 March 2017.

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