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A Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Memoir of China's Past Through its Proverbs
 

A Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Memoir of China's Past Through its Proverbs (Paperback, New edition)

By Yen Mah, Adeline

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This text examines China's history through proverbs. The majority of Chinese proverbs are drawn from the first century BC, when the first Emperor of China established his leadership over the whole country and its warring kingdoms. In ancient China, a scholar's conversation would ...be studded with appropriate sayings, and a man's status in society would be defined by his use and knowledge of proverbs. In modern China, much of this is still true, and proverbs are used daily. Adeline Yen Mah introduces us to the whole rich picture of the first century BC when after the long wars between states, China was finally united and the richness of the literature and art could flourish. One of the major expressions of this age was of course the Emperor's tomb, with its terracotta soldiers, horses and carriages and the stones of the building. The re-finding of this monument - now open to us all - and Adeline Yen Mah's own experiences there inform the work.
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ISBN 9780007124510
Released NZ 1 Dec 2003
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780007124510
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Released 1 Dec 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Yen Mah, Adeline
Category Cultural Studies
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 398.9951
Weight 266g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress China - Quotations, maxims, etc., China - History, Proverbs, Chinese
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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