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Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs
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Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs

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by Theodora Lau
 

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"By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed."

The appeal of Chinese proverbs is profound and universal. With brevity, clarity, and simplicity, these carefully chosen words help pass wisdom and insight throughout the ages. This timeless, eloquent collection of proverbs offers fundamental truths about the natural world and the human

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"By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed."

The appeal of Chinese proverbs is profound and universal. With brevity, clarity, and simplicity, these carefully chosen words help pass wisdom and insight throughout the ages. This timeless, eloquent collection of proverbs offers fundamental truths about the natural world and the human condition, on subjects such as:

Ability • Adversity • Beauty • Character • Conflict Cooperation • Deception • Defeat • Fortune • Greed • Happiness Honor • Inspiration • Knowledge • Leadership • Love Moderation • Necessity • Neighbors • Obstinacy • Opportunity Perseverance • Pride • Sincerity • Strategy • Success Thought • Trust • Victory • Wisdom • And More

"With our thoughts we must build our world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061703652
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
652,543
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Theodora Lau, a leading authority on Chinese horoscopes, is the author of The Chinese Horoscopes Guide to Relationships and Chinese Horoscopes for Your Child. She is also the coauthor of The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes and Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs.

Kenneth Lau is an author, calligrapher and illustrator whose work has been featured in The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, The Chinese Horoscopes Guide to Relationships, and Chinese Horoscopes for Your Child. Born in Shanghai, Kenneth is fluent in multiple Chinese dialects and skilled in a variety of Chinese calligraphy styles. After living in Asia, Kenneth and Theodora have made southern California their home for the past 25 years.

Laura Lau is the coauthor of The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes and Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Theodora Lau, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. Laura splits her time between Asia and California with her husband.

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Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Search xxx result three. Cover is me." Winks and points down. "They are lonely." Post post post
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book by accident and I used one of the most beautiful proverbs on love to proposed to my fiance and engraved the chinese characters on our wedding rings: the proverb was: 'Love as rare as twin lotus on a single stälk' which means one has found one's soulmate. Impressive!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not what I'd hoped for. I bought the book to encourage my children to take an interest in their Chinese heritage. I think what makes proverbs great is the stories behind the one-liners. Without them, each line may seem dry and lifeless. Also, in the process of westernizing or modernizing the proverbs, the distinct Chinese flavor is lost. Not what I was hoping to show my children.