Ancient China's Myths and Beliefs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448859917
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: Rosen World Mythologies Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ancient Dynasties 6

The First Chinese 8

Picture Essay: The Totality of Five 26

Questions of Heaven 28

From the Vapors of Chaos 30

The Square Earth 34

Mother of the World 38

The Great Flood 42

Lin Jun and the Water Goddess 44

Master of the Harvest 46

Picture Essay: Heavenly Predictions 48

Gifts of the Gods 50

The Yellow Emperor 52

Huang Di's Black Bead 54

A Battle of the Elements 56

Lady Silkworm 62

The Cowherd and the Girl Weaver 64

Tales of Everyday People 66

Divine Animals 68

The Sage Kings 70

The Emperor Yao and His Courtiers 72

The Time of the Ten Suns 74

The Elixir of Life 76

The Family Trials of Young Shun 82

Gun and the Swelling Soil 84

Yao Finds an Heir 86

Yu the Flood-Tamer 88

Yu and the Tragic Marriage 90

Yu Mounts the Dragon Throne 92

The Fall of Dynasties 96

Picture Essay: A City of Symbols 98

Matters of Faith 102

A Bureaucracy of Gods 104

Tales of the Eight Immortals 108

Patrons of the Professions 114

The Outlaw God 116

Lords of the Waters 118

The Childhood of Nezha 120

The Goddess of Mercy 124

The Monkey King 128

Picture Essay: The Power of Qi 132

The Chinese Legacy 134

Glossary 138

For More Information 138

For Further Reading 139

Index 139

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