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ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs
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John S. Rohsenow
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ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs

John S. Rohsenow


Hawaii University Press

Language teaching & learning material & coursework;
Traditional stories (Children's&YA);
Bilingual & multilingual dictionaries Children's & Young Adult;
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A comprehensive reference containing over 4,000 proverbs alphabetically arranged by pinyin and followed by simplified characters, and literal and figurative English translations.

By:   John S. Rohsenow
Imprint:   Hawaii University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9780824827700
ISBN 10:   0824827708
Publication Date:   December 2003
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Rohsenow has a superb knowledge of previous Chinese/English collections as well as scholarship relating to Chinese proverbs. He is clearly in solid control of his subject matter and equally well informed on linguistic as well as literary aspects of proverbial language. . . . The publication of [this dictionary] is a major event for Sinologists and international paremiologists. It is the most extensive bilingual dictionary of Chinese proverbial wisdom and will serve scholars of culture and proverbs throughout the world. Based on impeccable scholarship, it will quickly become a standard reference work. Chinese is universally renowned as a language laden with proverbial expressions. John Rohsenow's delightful and easy-to-use new dictionary not only confirms this impression, but opens the treasure house of Chinese folk wisdom to a general English-speaking readership. The richness of its contents makes it a useful scholarly tool for Sinologists and folklorists, and the clarity of its English translations and Chinese romanization make it appealing and useful to language students at any level and to anyone who may need a pithy aphorism.-- Modern Language Journal

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