The author of Falling Leaves uses her grandfather's proverbs to paint a vivid portrait of the history and culture of China, revealing the historical events and personalities behind the proverbs, as well as assessing their relevance and influence in modern life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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.