The Three Character Classic

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Author  Phebe Xu Gray
Publisher  Homa & Sekey Books
Publication Date   January 2, 2012
ISBN  1931907781
Pages  220

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There is a renewed interest in understanding traditional Chinese language and culture. The Three Character Classic: A Bilingual Reader of China's ABCs serves that purpose. Known as San Zi Jing in Chinese, it has been a literacy text since the 13th century. The Three Character Classic has stood the test of time and space through its rich content as well as its literary beauty in simplicity in style. Comparable to a pocket encyclopedia, the book overviews Chinese history and important historical works, illustrating the fundamentals of Confucianism while teaching the basics of math, sciences, music, and moral lessons. Readers will find pleasure in reading these stories, and the book serves as a key to opening more doors to the understanding of Chinese culture. About the Author Phebe Xu Gray, received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She teaches Chinese language and culture at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She enjoys teaching, reading, traveling, doing housework, and thinking about history.

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