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Four-Character Proverbs: A Primer for Confucian Living in Chinese, Korean, and English

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Author: John J. Han
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9789386653444
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Publisher: Cyberwit.net
Pub. Date: 2018
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Price: $15
 
 

In this volume, John J. Han offers a compendium of Chinese four-character proverbs with both Korean and English translations. The original purpose of the four-character proverb, as Professor Han remarks in his introduction, is to be primarily a propaedeutic for young children. Here, in Professor Han's accessible rendering, the text retains its value for children, and its vision of human flourishing will no doubt also enchant the adults who seek to raise them. Having parented two successful daughters, Professor Han has experience with the challenges of child-rearing. How can parents lead their children to the correct path in life? Even if they should find this path, how do parents teach their children to follow it in troubling times? Professor Han's translation of Four-Character Proverbs offers English speaking audiences a fresh resource with which to address these questions.

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John J. Han

John J. Han (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is a scholar, poet, editor, and translator. He was born in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, in 1956 and came to America for graduate studies in English in 1988. He currently serves as Professor of English and Creative Writing and Chair of the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.


 
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