60 Chinese Cookies

60 Chinese Cookies

CONTENT Watercolor, calligraphy and maxims
DATE 2011
ISBN 9782922892604
FORMAT 15,2 x 15,2 cm
PAGES 128
LANGUAGE French, English, Chinese
PRICE $13.95
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Inspired by the famous cookie and its legendary predictions, this little book invites readers to meditate on sixty inspirational thoughts filled with humour and wisdom. In 60 Chinese Cookies, each proverb comes with its own black and red Chinese calligraphy. Why sixty? Jacques Languirand explains in the work's foreword: "For Chinese people, 60 is the number that represents a circle, a complete cycle. Therefore, this book gives readers the opportunity to symbolically go over their lifecycle no matter their age. Because at each stage of their life, human beings gather and process information according to their personality and their mindset." 

60 Chinese Cookies is the perfect gift to be given spontaneaously to a relative or friend. It is also a small gift that we can give ourselves!

Authors

Lew Yung-Chien was born in Shanghai. An Arts Graduate from the National Taiwan Normal University, he finished his studies in design and graphic arts at the École supérieure des arts modernes de Paris. He teaches tai chi, his passion, at the university as well as in various hospitals and parks in the Montreal area. He is the author of L'esprit du taï-chi (2009) and he also devotes himself to art forms such as calligraphy, photography, painting and pottery.

The book's foreword was written by Jacques Languirand, author and radio presenter who has been hosting Par 4 chemins on CBC's French-language radio for 40 years. He received the Governor General's Award for Officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2004, Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec.

Extracts

THE CYCLE OF LIFE IS NO REASON TO BE GOING IN CIRCLES.

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IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME TO WATER PLANTS, THEN GET A CACTUS.

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MONEY IS LIKE SEAWATER. THE MORE YOU DRINK, THE THIRSTIER YOU GET.