A Study of Dragons, East and West / Edition 1

A Study of Dragons, East and West / Edition 1

by Qiguang Zhao
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820417580

ISBN-13: 9780820417585

Pub. Date: 03/01/1993

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Few symbols saturate human civilization so broadly and thoroughly as those of the ubiquitous and enigmatic dragon. This compelling book examines, compares, and analyzes the appearance and symbolization of the Eastern and Western dragons and treats them as the crystallization of human cultures. It shows that Chinese dragons resemble one another but suggest different

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Overview

Few symbols saturate human civilization so broadly and thoroughly as those of the ubiquitous and enigmatic dragon. This compelling book examines, compares, and analyzes the appearance and symbolization of the Eastern and Western dragons and treats them as the crystallization of human cultures. It shows that Chinese dragons resemble one another but suggest different ideas in different contexts, while Western dragons have different appearances but often denote a single concept. As one of the most notable achievements of dragonology, this book offers astonishing new insights into dragons as zoological «fact», psychological archetypes, and ideological symbols.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820417585
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Series:
Asian Thought and Culture Series, #11
Pages:
237

Table of Contents

Contents: This study focuses on the «origin,» development, symbolic meanings, and appearances of Eastern and Western dragons. It also examines dragon slayers and the structure of dragon slayer tales.

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