Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

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by Moss Roberts
     
 

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This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Overview

This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Brimming with magic and mortals, these enchanting legends and myths bring to mind familiar fables, yet posses an aura that is wholly Chinese . . . Enlightening and enjoyable reading.”
Booklist
 
“These tales from China are richly underscored by an ancient philosophical battle— the Taoist challenge to the hierarchical rigidity of the Confucian order— which gives the stories an edge and power uniquely their own. An enthralling collection.”
Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394739946
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1980
Series:
Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
470,248
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.63(d)

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From the Publisher
“Brimming with magic and mortals, these enchanting legends and myths bring to mind familiar fables, yet posses an aura that is wholly Chinese . . . Enlightening and enjoyable reading.”
Booklist
 
“These tales from China are richly underscored by an ancient philosophical battle— the Taoist challenge to the hierarchical rigidity of the Confucian order— which gives the stories an edge and power uniquely their own. An enthralling collection.”
Los Angeles Times

Meet the Author

Moss Roberts is a professor of East Asian Studies at NYU and the author of works such as, Three Kingdoms and Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies.

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Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has opened many a door for me. I thought that chinese tales were just dragons and old men selling hats but this book has widened imagination and I find it truly amazing that the chinese had such ways to explain things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago