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Pavilions in the Air: Chinese Proverbs and Their English Equivalents

ISBN13: 9781905299676
ISBN: 1905299672
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Stacey Intl
Published Date:
Pages: 96
Average Goodreads rating: 5.00/5 (3 ratings)

Gathered here are gems galore, which, while revealing much as to the Chinese national psyche, highlight particular traits and characteristics that span the globe.

We all know Deng Xiaoping s famous It doesn t matter what colour the cat is, as long as it catches mice , but most of us would only recognize an approximate English equivalent of A mighty dragon cannot crush a local snake or, A Phoenix might come out of a crow s nest .

The beasts and birds of legend and folklore provide the inimitable Kathryn Lamb s pen with a feast of hilarious subjects, not least a certain revolution at one ill-fated dinner party...