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A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through Chinas Proverbs
A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through Chinas Proverbs Adeline Yen Mah 0060006390 9780060006396 A Thousand Pieces of Gold is a cultural memoir as well as a personal account of Chinas past, illustrated by proverbs taken from a fascinating perio
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A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through Chinas Proverbs by Adeline Yen Mah

A Thousand Pieces of Gold is a cultural memoir as well as a personal account of Chinas past, illustrated by proverbs taken from a fascinating period of history when China was ruled by the First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259 210 B.C.E.), the sovereign who united China, built the Great Wall, and standardized the Chinese language. <P>New York Times bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah combines fascinating historical insights with personal stories from her own life to show the enduring relevance and influence of proverbs in Chinese life, even to the present day. Yen Mah recreates a lost world in which warlords, scholars, and courtiers plot and counter-plot to create some of the worlds greatest dramas. Her unique perspective creates a window into the Chinese mind, enabling Western readers to better comprehend Chinese thought and culture, while being mesmerized by stories first told by the legendary historian Sima Qian, Chinas Herodotus. Combining probing historical analysis with stories of tremendous personal insight, A Thousand Pieces of Gold is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a singularly authentic portrait of Chinese culture.

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: HarperOne

Publication Date: 2002-10-08

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ISBN: 0060006390


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