Compiled by Situ Tan. 5.5"x 8.25", 324 pg, paperback. The life and vitality of any language lie in its idioms, the concise phrasings of wisdom and wit. Each volume contains over 200 of these sayings which exemplify the Chinese world-view with clear and humorous explanations. Text in Chinese characters, pinyin, and English translation. Table of contents in stroke-order and alphabeticalized indexes in pinyin and English.