A Dictionary of New Terms and Phrases of Contemporary China (Chinese-English)
author: Li Zhenjie,Ling Zhiyun
publishing house: New World Press
number of editions: first edition in September 2000
number of print: first print September 2000
number of pages: 594 pages
wordage (thousand words): 700 thousand words
format: 850×1168mm 1/32
This dictionary consists of 7400 new terms that have appeared in China between 1949 and 1999. Most of them originated after 1978. Some are previously established terms with new meanings or first came into use only in special regions, trades, sections of society or the party and have become popular in recent years.
To help readers understand and learn them, they are also written in the Chinese phonetic alphabet (pinyin), together with explanations in English. Most entries are provided with phrases, and altogether 2800 examples are given for most.
The entries selected for this dictionary are drawn from a wide range of books, newspapers and magazines published in China. They include terms used in political affairs, economics, cultural and military affairs, science and teahnology, and other areas. The extries themselves can be words, phrases, abbreviations, colloquial expressions, and popular terms.
All entries are arranged according to the Chinese phonetic alphabet and the four tones of the word. A hyphen is used between words of a short term. Special terms are capitalized. If a term does not have an appropriate English equivalent, a literal translation is given, followed by a detailed explanation. If a term has many connotations, further clarification of its background and sphere of usage are given in English.
This dictionary is compiled mainly for people who are interested in learning new Chinese terms. Readers who find it particularly helpful will be English speaking students of contemporary Chinese, translators and interpreters working in China and abroad, Chinese teachers and students of English, and other inquisitive souls.
五、条目用汉语拼音方案注音，凡词和联系紧密的结构皆连写，简称词语的各单位之间用横号“-”隔开，如：环保 huan – bao。专名的第一个字母大写。声调不注变调，轻声字注音不标调号。含有外文字母的词语，外文字母不注音。
词目表 Stroke Index
音序索引 Alphabetical Index
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