Film de la Vie Chinoise. Proverbes et Locutions.
Hong Kong: Imprim. de la Societe des Missions-Etrangeres de Paris, 1937. Paperback. Proverbs printed in Chinese and translated into French, on a wide range of subjects, in order to create more than a sketch, indeed a living "film" of Chinese life in the 1930s. The subjects of the proverbs include the Chinese marriage ceremony, married life, widowhood, children, filial piety, education, practical wisdom, social relations, hospitality, money, governance, duty, health, illness, death, cult and superstition, symbolism, blessings and curses, and divination. The author was the director of the Roman Catholic seminary in Canton in 1918.
From the library of Lt. Col. V.S.M. De Guinzbourg, who was Permanent Secretary of the Paroemiological (the study of proverbs) Society, of which he was the founder. He established the folklore and proverbs library at the United Nations. His bookplate on the front inside wrapper.
8vo, xviii, 694pp. Original cream printed wrappers printed in green, red and black, a couple of minor smudges and wrinkles, sml. corner missing from back free end paper, closed corner tear on back wrapper repaired, excellent condition overall. OCLC: 6958278. Very good condition. Item #22515