Chinese Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs

by Ruthanne Lum, Hu Yong Yi
     
 

This beautifully illustrated volume collects more than 50 traditional Chinese proverbs in an irresistible treasury of timeless folk wisdom. Each proverb-presented in both Chinese and English-offers classic advice and keen observation on subjects ranging from affection (A good friend shields you from the storm) to common sense (Do not climb a tree for fish) to the

Overview

This beautifully illustrated volume collects more than 50 traditional Chinese proverbs in an irresistible treasury of timeless folk wisdom. Each proverb-presented in both Chinese and English-offers classic advice and keen observation on subjects ranging from affection (A good friend shields you from the storm) to common sense (Do not climb a tree for fish) to the hardest lessons (The eyes are wide but the stomach is narrow). Charming illustrations by Hu Yong Yi bring the proverbs to life, and an insightful introduction illuminates their history and significance. Witty, wise, and utterly delightful, Chinese Proverbs is the perfect gift for those seeking guidance with good humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811836838
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.45(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Hu Yong Yi is a Hong Kong-based painter whose work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and China.

K.L. Kiu is a distinguished Chinese translator and linguist. She lives in North Carolina.

Ruthanne Lum McCunn is the author of numerous novels, including The Moon Pearl and Thousand Pieces of Gold. She lives in San Francisco.

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