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Chinese Proverbs by Ruthanne Lum McCunn
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Chinese Proverbs

by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

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Short book of 58 Chinese proverbs. Each proverb is listed in Chinese with an English translation and a black ink illustration. There is no indication as to the origin of the proverb (Confucian, Tao, etc.). Also, the English translations seem a bit blunt at times but the philosophical meaning is understood. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811836835, Hardcover)

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.

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More than 50 traditional Chinese proverbs.

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