Shang gu yin yun biao kao [A Tentative Chart of Archaic Chinese Phonology].
x, 188 pp. Large 4to, orig. printed wrappers, stitched as issued in Western style. Lizhuang, Sichuan: Guo li zhong yang yan jiu yuan Li shi yu yan yan jiu suo, 1944.
First edition of this extremely useful and groundbreaking work, printed lithographically from the author’s manuscript. In this work, Dong proposed certain changes to Bernhard Karlgren’s reconstruction of Old Chinese; Dong’s book served “as a bridge between Karlgren’s Grammata Serica (1940) and later works such as Yakhontov (1960) and Li Fang-kuei (1971).”–Sybesma, ed., Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (Brill online).
Dong (1911-63), made lasting contributions to old Chinese phonology... More