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TitleChinese myths & legends : legends of the universe, deities and heroes / Chen Lianshan ; translated by Zhang Fengru & Chen Shanshan
Imprint Beijing : China Intercontinental Press, 2009
Edition 1st ed
Descript 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm


"The author believes that ancient Chinese myths and legends were gradually formed on the basis of those of the Huaxia (Han) and by absorbing from the Dongyi (ancient eastern tribes) and the Miaoman (ancient Southern tribes). The author sorted materials from various ancient Chinese books and records, and arranged the myths in order to aid readers' appreciation of the materials. In some chapters, he compares Chinese myths with western ones (especially the Greek). Full of fascinating material sand lucidly written, this book enables readers to enjoy the charm of Chinese myths and legends as well understand the spirit of traditional Chinese culture. In addition to the main Chinese traditions, the author includes reference to less well-known but equally fascinating stories."--Publisher's description

Mythology Chinese Legends -- China Folklore -- China

Arts LibraryBL1825 C518C 2009ON DISPLAY


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