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Chinese Idioms and Their Stories

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Chinese Idioms and their Stories
Written by Zhang Ciyun
Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 2000
Paperback, 182mm x 128mm, 202 pages
ISBN 7119017748

The Chinese language contains thousands of pithy sayings that crystallize aspects of Chinese society, politics, art and literature. These idioms, still rolling off the tongues of Chinese people today, spring from the colorful pages of China's long history.

This collection of one hundred Chinese idioms details the stories behind each one, and offers a humorous and fascinating insight into the cultural history of China. From paper tigers to praying mantis, to the music of nature and heavenly robes, these tales reveal aspects of Chinese thought and ancient customs. It is easy to read and funny illustrated. So, for those who delight history, wish to understand Chinese culture, and eager to get the meaning of what Chinese say in most used phrases, Chinese Idioms and Their Stories is a must-read.

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