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John DeFrancis, 1911 – 2009

January 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

John DeFrancis, sinologist and professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii, passed away on january 2nd, 2009. A memorial website has a short inspiring biography of his life. His only book I’ve read is “Chinese language: fact and fantasy“, but I am about to get the ABC dictionary in the Pleco electronic dictionary version. Well, I’ve been about to get it for years, but first I need a new PDA that can hold this monster with 169,502 dictionary entries.

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