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

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A Thousand Pieces of Gold is a cultural memoir as well as a personal account of China's 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.

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 world's 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, China's 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.

About the Author

Adeline Yen Mah is a physician and the author of Watching the Tree, Chinese Cinderella, and the international bestseller Falling Leaves. Dr. Mah is married and has two children. She divides her time between Huntington Beach, California and London, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060006396
Subtitle:
Growing Up Through China's Proverbs
Author:
Mah, Adeline Yen
Author:
Yen Mah, Adeline
Author:
Yen Mah, Ade
Author:
line
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Proverbs, Chinese.
Subject:
Sima, Qian
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
People of Color
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
107-51
Publication Date:
20021008
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.93 in 18.02 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » China » Peoples Republic 1949 to Present

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