A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through China's Proverbs (Paperback)

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In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western readers. Exploring the history behind the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the first and second emperors and the two rebel warriors who changed the course of Chinese life, adding stories from her own life to beautifully illustrate their relevance and influence today.

Praise For…


“Yen Mah draws these parallels gracefully...readers are treated to a nice dim sum of historical insight.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“The journey she takes us on… is fascinating, proving that stories are everywhere, even in the humble proverb.’
-Ireland on Sunday

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060006419
ISBN-10: 0060006412
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: September 16th, 2003
Pages: 251
Language: English

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