Author(s): Adeline Yen Mah
A personal account and lively history of 1st-century China, from when most Chinese proverbs are drawn, when a scholar's conversation would be studded with appropriate sayings, and a man's status in society would be defined by his use and knowledge of proverbs. Much of this is still true today.
Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, studied in London, and now works and lives in California. She is married with two children.