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Chinese Myths

Chinese Myths

by Anne Birrell
     
 

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Chinese myths were primarily a diffuse and fragmentary oral tradition, eventually preserved in writing only in a piecemeal fashion. Many classical texts are unavailable in translation, and the stories have been unknown to Western readers. Anne Birrell here introduces the general reader to a selection of narratives organized by themes and motifs that help set

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Chinese myths were primarily a diffuse and fragmentary oral tradition, eventually preserved in writing only in a piecemeal fashion. Many classical texts are unavailable in translation, and the stories have been unknown to Western readers. Anne Birrell here introduces the general reader to a selection of narratives organized by themes and motifs that help set Chinese myths in the context of world mythology.

The contents include:

  • Origin and creation myths
  • Myths of the flood
  • The divine cosmos
  • Gender in myth
  • Metamorphoses
  • Mythic heroes and heroines
  • Fabled plants and animals
  • Major sources of myth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292708792
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Legendary past Series
Edition description:
1ST UNIVER
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,224,314
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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