Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents

Author:   Sarah Conover ,  Hui Chen ,  Valerie Wahl ,  Sarah Conover
Publisher:   Skinner House Books
ISBN:  

9781558965713


Pages:   180
Publication Date:   19 April 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents


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Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents is a collection of traditional stories from one of the world's oldest civilizations. For over two thousand years, the Chinese have used brief sayings known as chengyu to sum up practical wisdom and ethical principles. Most chengyu are associated with a story that illustrates their meaning, and these stories have been passed down by word of mouth over the centuries. Gathered in this volume are twenty-four of the most popular chengyu and the stories based on them, each beautifully illustrated by one of China's foremost artists, Ji Ruoxiao. For readers curious about the cultural context of the tales, the book includes a brief overview of Chinese religious traditions as well as background notes on each story, a map, and chronology. Simple, often humorous, and always wise, these tales will delight readers of all ages, making Harmony a book to cherish.

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Author:   Sarah Conover ,  Hui Chen ,  Valerie Wahl ,  Sarah Conover
Publisher:   Skinner House Books
Imprint:   Skinner House Books
Dimensions:   Width: 22.90cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 19.10cm
Weight:   0.490kg
ISBN:  

9781558965713


ISBN 10:   1558965718
Pages:   180
Publication Date:   19 April 2011
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
The supplier is currently out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you and placed on backorder. Once it does come back in stock, we will ship it out for you.
Language:   Chinese & English

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Sarah Conover is the co-author of Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents (Skinner House Books) and other books on world faith traditions. Chen Hui majored in English literature and education at Hunan Normal University, in Chansha. She subsequently earned an MA in education from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas, and taught Chinese at St. George's School, in Spokane, before her recent move back to China. Ji Ruoxiao is a professor of art at Sichuan Normal University, in Chengdu. She studied at Beijing's Central Institute of Fine Arts, and her paintings hang in the Chinese Art Museum, also in Beijing. The recipient of many honors, she was one of two Chinese artists whose work was chosen for the art exhibition at the Fourth United Nations World Conference of Women. She lives in Seattle and returns to Sichuan each year to teach.

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