Proverbs and Sayings (Yànyǔ hé géyán 谚语和格言)|Yànyǔ hé géyán 谚语和格言 (Proverbs and Sayings)
John G. BLAIR and Jerusha H. McCORMACK
Traditional sayings are an important means of passing on cultural wisdom. In China an especially rich accumulation of such sayings has been passed on for well over two thousand years. Today, despite political disruptions and an intrusive modernity, traditional sayings still play an active role, passed on largely by grandparents who often care for their grandchildren while both parents work.
All cultures have accumulated bodies of traditional sayings that constitute a