This book is a compilation of 1000 powerful Chinese lexicon from different fields. The main purpose of this book is to serve as a must know Contemporary vocabulary to deal with the Chinese. This book is produced keeping three set of people in mind:
I. Social Scientist: It has been increasingly felt by Indian social science researchers that they often hit the bottleneck of knowing adequate vocabularies to conduct research on China. These master set of vocabularies provided here will equip the researchers to understand the area, find out area related material, and identify the research works or news items broadly touching upon their areas of interest. Hence, this book will greatly help the social science researchers in India to know the amount of literature in their area of research.
II. Translators and Interpreters: In India, even after learning years of Chinese, it is found that students lack knowledge to do interpretation. The reason mainly is that they have to work in diverse areas and their knowledge of vocabulary is abysmal, as most of the courses taught in the universities relate to literature and culture. Hence, even if basic conversation is not a problem for these students, they are unable to cope with high level interpretation jobs that require a set of vocabularies mainly relating to political, economic, and foreign policy fields. This book will help them to have a mastery of certain essential vocabularies for all interpretation jobs not pertaining to trade and machines.
二 翻譯者和口譯者：在印度，即使學了多年的中文，學生還是缺乏口譯的知識。其原因在於他們雖然從事各種各樣領域的翻譯工作，但他們的詞彙知識十分有限。 這是因為在大多數的大學外語課程中僅涉及文學與文化內容。因此，即使對這些學生來說基本對話不成問題，但他們仍無法應付高水準的翻譯工作，這些工作多半需要更多政治、經濟和外交政策等領域有關的專門詞彙。本書將有助於他們在慣性、機械式的翻譯之外，掌握不同領域的基本詞彙。
III. Professionals: Increasingly people from various walks of life are having engagement with the Chinese at different levels. There are businessmen, politicians, policy makers, researchers, scholars, journalists, officials from government bodies etc. It is desirable for them to have a basic set of vocabularies that help them to take up issues of discussion and also identify the relevant people in the area. For all those, who would want to have interaction with the Chinese knowing the most common set of vocabularies, this book will come handy.
It must be mentioned that this book is just a beginning and not the end as any language including Chinese is developing each day. There are many new terms added each day to the already existing volume of lexicon. The purpose of this book is not to act as a substitute for dictionaries, but get some quick mastery on important basic vocabularies which are essentially used in Chinese language. The book helps to get the meaning of words in three different languages English, Chinese, and Hindi; however, it is not a traveller’s guide.
The strong point of this book is that it also helps those who know Hindi or need vocabularies in Hindi. Hindi now becoming essential at the national level, there is a growing need for Chinese language knowing people as well to know certain terms in Hindi. This book will help overcome this flaw in our university teaching, whereby nothing is taught in Hindi language. Along with helping the Chinese understand the vocabularies in Indian local language.