Wan Guoding (1897-1963), indexing pioneer

Wang Yage; Hou Hanqing
September 2009
Indexer;Sep2009, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p102
Academic Journal
The article presents a profile of Wan Guoding, who was influential in the Chinese indexing movement. His education and experience as a librarian are discusses as is the history of the index movement in China, which was the result of the May Fourth Movement. The difficulty of sorting Chinese characters and using these in an indexing system and the benefits of a dictionary are discussed. Wan Guoding's New Bridge Dictionary is discussed and its use is described. His agriculture index is discussed.


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