Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings: With Observations on Culture and Language

Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings: With Observations on Culture and Language

by Qin Xue Herzberg, Larry Herzberg

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ISBN-13: 9781933330990
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,252,056
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Qin Xue Herzberg: Qin Xue Herzberg is a native speaker of Chinese and a graduate of Beijing Normal University in Chinese Language and Literature. For the past twelve years she has been the upper-level Chinese language professor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For the past several decades she has taught Chinese to Americans of all ages. She and her husband, Larry, have coauthored books on culture ( China Survival Guide ) and language ( Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar ) and are experts on interpreting Chinese culture for Western travelers, students, and Sinophiles.

Larry Herzberg: Larry Herzberg studied Chinese for five years at Vanderbilt University before doing his Master's and Ph.D. work in Chinese Language and Literature at Indiana University. In 1980 he founded the Chinese Language Program at Albion College and then did the same at Calvin College in 1984. For the past three decades he has taught the Chinese language at the college level. In 2011 he received the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, Calvin College's highest honor to professors. He and his wife, Qin, have coauthored books on culture ( China Survival Guide ) and language ( Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar ) and are experts on interpreting Chinese culture for Western travelers, students, and Sinophiles.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: Learning
Chapter Two: Patience And Perseverance
Chapter Three: Humility And Contentment
Chapter Four: Talking
Chapter Five: Morality
Chapter Six: Money
Chapter Seven: Conformity
Chapter Eight: Age
Chapter Nine: Time
Chapter Ten: Friends
Chapter Eleven: Family
Chapter Twelve: Women
Chapter Thirteen: Fate
Chapter Fourteen: Animal Metaphors
Chapter Fifteen: Food
Chapter Sixteen: Miscellaneous Favorite Sayings
Chapter Seventeen: Proverbs That May Sound Familiar To English Speakers
Chapter Eighteen: Sayings Attributed To The Chinese
Index

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