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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faithfully translated proverbs, August 19, 2005
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Asian mom (Dallas, Texas) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Chinese Proverbs (Hardcover)
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for a coffee table book, October 6, 2007
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InsultinSultan (Baltimore, MD United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Chinese Proverbs (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
5.0 out of 5 stars "Crows are black the world over", March 12, 2004
This review is from: Chinese Proverbs (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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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book of quotes & beautiful illustrations, December 19, 2011
This review is from: Chinese Proverbs (Hardcover)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Proverbs, April 1, 2009
This review is from: Chinese Proverbs (Hardcover)
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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Chinese Proverbs
Chinese Proverbs by Ruthanne Lum McCunn (Hardcover - December 1, 2002)
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