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A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing up through China's proverbs

A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing up through China's proverbs
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Author Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher HarperOne
ISBN-10 60006412
ISBN-13 9780060006419
Product Dimensions 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
Pages 272
Rs. 1,900.00
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A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing up through China's proverbs


This is a cultural memoir as well as a personal account of China's past, illustrated by proverbs taken from a period of history when China was ruled by the First Emperor who united China, built the Great Wall, and standardized the Chinese language.
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.

Adeline Yen Mah has contributed to A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through China's Proverbs as an author. Adeline Yen Mah is the author of "Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter, " an ALA Best Book for Young Readers and a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book. Her other books include the "New York Times" best-seller" Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter; A Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Memoir of China's Past Through Its Proverbs;" and "Watching the Tree: A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness, Traditions, and Spiritual Wisdom." Millions of readers worldwide celebrate the way Ms. Mah conveys the power of the human spirit in her writings.

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