This is the Chinese volume in the always reliable Myths and Legends series, e.g. Babylonia, British, and Celtic. The author consulted mostly Chinese sources to splice together this broad look at Chinese traditional folklore, related to all three of the main Chinese religions, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Werner covers such topics as the evolution of Chinese cosmology, and the enormous pantheon of native Chinese Gods, Goddesses, and Immortals. This makes a great read for folklore fans and lovers of Chinese lore.
1) The Sociology of the Chinese 2) On Chinese Mythology 3) Cosmogony—P’an Ku and the Creation Myth 4) The Gods of China 5) Myths of the Stars 6) Myths of Thunder, Lightning, Wind, and Rain 7) Myths of the Waters 8) Myths of Fire 9) Myths of Epidemics, Medicine, Exorcism, Etc. 10) The Goddess of Mercy 11) The Eight Immortals 12) The Guardian of the Gate of Heaven 13) A Battle of the Gods 14) How the Monkey Became a God 15) Fox Legends 16) Miscellaneous Legends