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大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby Mark Yong » Fri 12.01.2006 2:18 am

Does anyone know where I can purchase an affordable set of Morohashi Tetsuji's 諸橋轍次 classic Dai Kan-Wa Jiten 大漢和辭典 15-volume dictionary? I have inquired around, and have found that the retail price for a new set is \240,000 (as quoted by Taishukan 大修館, the current official publisher of the dictionary set), which is really out of my budget!

Based on my research, I understand that it is the most comprehensive Kanji 漢字 dictionary in the world, arguably even better than the later-published 漢語大辭典 from China (especially for Classical Chinese texts, which is my area of interest).

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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby coco » Fri 12.01.2006 4:00 am

I don't know if they export it. 

http://search.newgenji.co.jp/sgenji/D1/?000104170714/
http://www2d.biglobe.ne.jp/~jobundou/zensyu1.htm

CAUTION--- those are not 15 set volume, since it was published before 2000.
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby AJBryant » Sun 12.03.2006 1:57 pm

We used to have grad students pick up rediculously cheap sets in either Taiwan or HK (can't recall which, now).

Man, Morohashi -- I really wish I'd've grabbed a set when I had the chance.


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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby paul_b » Sun 12.03.2006 2:02 pm

AJBryant wrote:
We used to have grad students pick up rediculously cheap sets in either Taiwan or HK (can't recall which, now).

And if you look closely it actually says ... 太漢和辞典
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby Mark Yong » Mon 12.04.2006 3:57 am

AJBryant wrote:
We used to have grad students pick up rediculously cheap sets in either Taiwan or HK (can't recall which, now).


I think it's Taiwan. That's what the Wikipedia article says (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daikanwa_Jiten).

Wonder if they are available for purchase on any Taiwanese online bookstores... ;)
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby AJBryant » Mon 12.04.2006 11:40 am

I wonder how one approaches a bookstore in Taiwan via e-mail and asks about pirated books... ;)


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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 12.04.2006 1:31 pm

dear sirs, i am looking for books that have been absconded and much reproduced, do you have such copies you would be willing to forward to me? I will appropriate your time with much gratitude (money).. ???
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby richvh » Mon 12.04.2006 1:40 pm

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! I hear tell ye be havin' some ill-gotten tomes on yer shelves. If ye'll let me have a samplin' o' them, I'll nae be troublin' the city guard. Here be a little somethin' for yer trouble.
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby ashitaka » Mon 12.04.2006 6:40 pm

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! I hear tell ye be havin' some ill-gotten tomes on yer shelves. If ye let me have a samplin' o' them, I'll nae be a troublin' the city guard. Here be a little somethin' fer ye trouble.

I would have said it this way.
Well if they are really pirated books you want, just black mail the store and when they send you the books call the police and get the reward money as well.
That way you get the books and money while doing your civis duties.
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby paul_b » Mon 12.04.2006 6:59 pm

ashitaka wrote:
Well if they are really pirated books you want, just black mail the store and when they send you the books call the police and get the reward money as well.
That way you get the books and money while doing your civis duties.

Did you miss the "in Taiwan" bit?
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby chchan45 » Mon 12.04.2006 7:24 pm

Mark Yong wrote:
AJBryant wrote:
We used to have grad students pick up rediculously cheap sets in either Taiwan or HK (can't recall which, now).


I think it's Taiwan. That's what the Wikipedia article says (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daikanwa_Jiten).

Wonder if they are available for purchase on any Taiwanese online bookstores... ;)


As far as I understand, Taiwanese bookstores do not do overseas delivery with one exception: http://www.books.com.tw

You need to know Chinese to find your way round the site. And they charge a fortune for the privilege of overseas delivery. Have fun.
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby Matsumoto_hideto » Mon 12.04.2006 11:10 pm

Ironically enough I came upon one of those in my host families house 2 weeks ago.
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby ashitaka » Tue 12.05.2006 12:07 am

Did you miss the "in Taiwan" bit?

Nope......you can stil blackmail people form other countries, see watch.
@Mark Yong sit up and spin around 3 times or I will type こんばん after each of my posts.

Not very good blackmail but he's in another country.

Find a store that has them and you should be able to import, you just need to get a bigger budget though.
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RE: 大漢和辭典 Dai Kan-Wa Jiten

Postby paul_b » Tue 12.05.2006 3:27 am

ashitaka wrote:
Did you miss the "in Taiwan" bit?

Nope......you can stil blackmail people form other countries, see watch.
@Mark Yong sit up and spin around 3 times or I will type こんばん after each of my posts.

Not very good blackmail but he's in another country.


Blackmailing someone about Piracy in Taiwan is like blackmailing someone about jaywalking in New York.
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