Stories Behind Chinese Idioms

Stories Behind Chinese Idioms


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Baker & Taylor
Retells Chinese folktales designed to explain the meaning of idioms about facing up to troubles, attempting unjustified schemes, the effects of seeming powerful, provincialism, and relying on chance rather than hard work.

Tuttle Pub
By reading ancient Chinese myths in a fun story setting, kids will learn the meanings behind some of China's most famous idioms.

Chinese language has a very special category of Chinese idioms called chengyu, a unique style of idiom always told in four characters. Every idiom has a fascinating story behind it, sometimes drawn from history, and other times told as a parable. With great illustrations and characters, this full-color book will be perfect for your child's bedtime stories.

Chinese stories include:
  • Getting Out of the Jaws of Death
  • An Attempt to Scoop Up the Moon from a Well
  • A Bird Startled by the Mere Twang of a Bowstring
  • The Less a Man Has Seen, the More He Has to Wonder at
  • Waiting for More Hares by the Tree Stump

The stories behind Chinese idioms are a wonderful eye-opener and will amuse the younger readers

Publisher: New York : Better Link Press, c2008
Description: 47 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781602209657
Branch Call Number: j398.2 Chi Zhe
Additional Contributors: Wu, Ying
Zheng, Li


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