对牛弹琴duì niú tán qín To address an inappropriate and unappreciative audience 九牛二虎之力jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì Tremendously strong 九牛一毛jiǔ niú yī maó An insignificant amount. A trivial matter. 牛鼎烹鸡niú dǐng pēng jī Inappropriate scale for action. A minor event does not require such large preparation
To many western readers the second World War was fought in Europe and in the Pacific, the action in the China theater is neglected. The Allied powers wanted China to take a key role is tying down the Japanese occupying army and so relieving other areas under threat from Japan. As Japan controled the seas to the East of China it was the overland Burma Road route through south western China that was the main lifeline, bringing in food and munitions to the embattled Nationalist regime at Chongqing. Read More
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