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Pavilions in the Air: Chinese Proverbs and Their English Equivalents
by Frances Wood ; Christopher Arnander
Binding: Hardcover, Bilingual edition, 96 pages
Publisher: Stacey International Publishers
Weight: 0.93 pound
Dimension: H: 0.5 x L: 8.43 x W: 0.75 inches
ISBN 10: 1905299672
ISBN 13: 9781905299676
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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...


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