Library of Chinese Classics: Ancient Chinese Fables

Ancient Chinese Fables in Library of Chinese Classics

Ancient Chinese Fables in a one volume hardback set from Library of Chinese Classics. This set is in English and simplified Chinese and is a wonderful addition to any library. This set of Ancient Chinese Fables was published by the Foreign Languages Press in 2008 and there are 295 pages. Ancient Chinese Fables was translated into English by Yang Xiangyi and Gladys Yang.

Ancient Chinese Fables Synopsis
Fables are a type of literature which uses parables to better explain the message. Fables often use creative and imaginative means and distinct and vivid images to embody the philosophy of life in interesting stories. Fables use one example in place of the situation they want to examine.

One hundred and twenty-one of the best ancient Chinese fables – mostly from the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. as well as the 16th and 17th centuries- are contained in Ancient Chinese Fables. Written in simple language to appeal to everyone, these fables embody the experience and wisdom of the Chinese have found their way into the hearts of many over hundreds of years.

Ancient Chinese Fables is one of Library of Chinese Classics and there are over 60 books in the series so far. Library of Chinese Classics is a ‘mirror’ format which means that there is a page of Chinese followed by a page of English. The books are bilingual and suitable for Western readers interested in Chinese culture, people learning Chinese and native Chinese readers who want to read an accessible version of the classics. Since their publication, they have been immensely popular and Library of Chinese Classics has also been translated into many other languages.

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