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Chinese Proverbs Hardcover – December 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811836835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811836838
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #908,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

About 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.

More About the Author

Ruthanne Lum McCunn, an Eurasian of Chinese and Scottish descent, was hailed by the Dallas Times in 1985 as "an American-Chinese author of remarkable talent." Her work, which has won many awards, has been translated into eleven languages, published in twenty-two countries, and adapted for the stage and film.

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This book has very nice illustrations.
EchostarofStormClan
Each proverb is written in both English and in traditional Chinese characters.
Asian mom
It's small and makes a great gift also for someone.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Asian mom on August 19, 2005
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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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By InsultinSultan on October 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Just a quick note to add to the other reviews. This can be read in one sitting. It's a good coffee table book, nice printing and good art, but if you want a serious book of Chinese wisdom, pick another. This would be a very nice gift to someone with a surface interest in the subject.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By WhatTheDormouseSaid on March 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
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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Chinese Proverbs

Love this book. I always have it around and find myself reaching for it when I'm feeling a little down or in need of inspiration. It's small and makes a great gift also for someone. I've had it for years now and still find such nurturing from the illustrations and are yet to get sick of the cover. The proverbs are wonderful little pieces of chinese philosophical brilliance.

If you're thinking of getting it, do. You will love it. Everyone who comes to my house picks it up and gets immersed in it. Everyone. Everyone loves this book, young or old. Even the most cynical find the beauty in it.
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This book has very nice illustrations. There are not a lot of illustrations, but enough to make the book pleasant to look at and good for a variety of ages.
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