Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents (Paperback)

Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents By Sarah Conover (Adapted by), Chen Hui (Adapted by), Ji Ruoxiao (Illustrator) Cover Image

Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents (Paperback)

By Sarah Conover (Adapted by), Chen Hui (Adapted by), Ji Ruoxiao (Illustrator)

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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.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781558965713
ISBN-10: 1558965718
Publisher: Skinner House Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: This Little Light of Mine