A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture (with Black & White Pictures)

A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture (with Black & White Pictures)

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Poetry is the most concise and precise expression of a culture. A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture is therefore your smartest start to learn everything deep down inside of the world's most populated country. With its 12 chapters named after the 12 months of the year, this book takes you through an imaginary calendar year to embrace one Chinese custom after another in chronological order. As a month usually contains four to five weeks, each chapter presents English translations of four or five famous Chinese poems that portray the chapter's designated time of year. Through in-depth but easy-to-read interpretations of Chinese poetry, this book familiarizes you with all the flamboyant Chinese festivals of the year, tells you why Taiwan is also called the Republic of China, and shows you Chinese people's core values. Another version of this book, with color pictures inside, is available at https: //www.createspace.com/4244060 or http: //www.amazon.com/Poetic-Portal-Chinese-Culture-pictures/dp/1484108981/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430275686&sr=8-1&keywords=a+poetic+portal+to+chinese+culture+color+picturesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.33mm | 190.51g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508627800
  • 9781508627807