"Kangxi Dictionary" is a dictionary of Chinese characters written in the fifty-fifth year of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty (1716), which records the stippling, pronunciation and meaning of Chinese characters in Chinese at that time. As the master collection of dictionaries since Shuowen Jiezi in the Han Dynasty, Zhang Yushu, a scholar of Wenhuadian University and Minister of the Ministry of Households during the Kangxi period, and Chen Tingjing, a lecturer of Jingyan, a scholar of Wenyuange and Minister of the Ministry of Officials, served as the editor-in-chief. Refer to "Zihui" of the Ming Dynasty, It took six years to compile the two books of "Zheng Zi Tong", and they were reprinted continuously.
In the forty-ninth year of Kangxi, March Yihai (the tenth day of the lunar month) (April 8, 1710, Tuesday) issued an edict to start the revision of the "Kangxi Dictionary", with Zhang Yushu and Chen Tingjing as the chief reviewers, and Shi Kui in addition . Twenty-eight people including Ling Shaowen and Ling Shaowen served as editors. In the 50th year of Kangxi, Zhang Yushu died of illness, Jia Guowei was dismissed for "misbehavior", Liu Yu's "Nanshan Ji" case "dismissed his wife, and she went for three thousand miles", Chen Tingjing died in April of the 51st year, Ling Shaowen and Shi Kui in the 52nd year He died successively, and Zhou Qiwei died in fifty-three years. It was promulgated in the fifty-fifth year of Kangxi (1716), which lasted six years.
In the forty-second year of Qianlong (1777), Wang Xihou wrote the book "Zi Guan", which pointed out for the first time the shortcomings of "Kangxi Dictionary" in citation and interpretation. Burning to the torch is the Ziguan case.
After it was published in the fifty-fifth year of Kangxi, it was introduced to Japan . In the ninth year of Ernong in Japan (1780, the forty-fifth year of Qianlong), He Tingzhong and He Meichun wrote "Dictionary Cuttings".
"Kangxi Dictionary" contains a total of 47,043 prefixes. The Earthly Branches of the Book is divided into twelve volumes, and each volume is divided into upper, middle, and lower volumes, forming a total of 36 volumes in the main text. There are 214 radical classifications, listing the rhyme sounds of "Guang Yun", "Ji Yun", "Yun Hui" and "Tang Yun" one by one, and there are two phonetic notations of "" and "Zhi Yin". Sources and references, mostly cited "Shangshu", "Mencius", "Zhuangzi", "Xunzi", "Historical Records", "Zuo Zhuan" classics, history, Zi, and collection documents. In the book, finals, tones, and syllables are classified and arranged in a table of finals and their corresponding Chinese characters. In addition, there are "Essentials of Alphabets and Rhymes" and "Guide to Rhymes and Rhymes".