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Chinese Proverbs (Hardcover)

Chinese Proverbs (Hardcover)
Author/Publisher: K.L. Kiu, Hu Yong, Ruthanne Lum
Format: hardcover
Emphasis: Chinese Proverbs
List Price: $12.95

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Book Description
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.

Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
K.L. Kiu is a distinguished Chinese translator and linguist. She lives in North Carolina. Hu Yong Yi is a Hong Kong-based painter whose work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and China. Ruthanne Lum McCunn is the author of numerous novels, including The Moon Pearl and Thousand Pieces of Gold . She lives in San Francisco.

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0811836835
  • Product Dimensions: 7.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 2 reviews.

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Faithfully translated proverbs, August 19, 2005

Reviewer: Asian mom (Dallas, Texas)

This is a great collection of proverbs. The accompanying art is both clever and charming.

The proverbs are so well translated that no additional explanations regarding the proverbs are provided or needed -- they would only serve to clutter up the page. Most importantly the translations preserve the original "flavor" of each proverb.

Each proverb is written in both English and in traditional Chinese characters.

I own a few books of Chinese Proverbs. This is by far the prettiest and most charming.


4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

"Crows are black the world over", March 12, 2004

Reviewer: WhatTheDormouseSaid (everywhere)

This is by no means a scholarly book with pages or single-spaced, tiny printed proverbs. It's a fun little book with cute illustrations that makes it child and adult friendly.


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