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Pavilions in the Air : Chinese Proverbs and Their English Equivalents (Hardcover)

Author: Wood, Frances

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Gathered here are gems galore, which, while revealing much of Chinese national psyche, highlight particular traits and characteristics that span the globe. We all know Deng Xiaoping''s ''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.


Publisher Medina Pub
Mfg Part# 9781905299676
SKU 210873569
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1905299672
Release Date 6/11/2013
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