No22: Chinese Elliptical Idioms (hsieh-hou-yu)

No22: Chinese Elliptical Idioms (hsieh-hou-yu)


- No22 of the Chinese Culture Series is titled "Chinese Elliptical Idioms (hsieh-hou-yu)", translated and explained by William Dolby

- Undoubtedly translated during the 1960's-80's this work is self-published in this paper-backed edition in 2007.

As taken from the back of the book:

One of the liveliest kinds of idiom in the Chinese Language is the "ellipsis", the hsieh-hou-yu, meaning literally "rest-after-phrase". There are thousands of them, and people are using them more and more. They embody much wit and colour. This small selection will give much enjoyment, and shows some of the ebullient humuor of the Chinese language and people, as well as being a key to an important aspect of the Chinese language and culture.