Tales from China

Tales from China

by Cyril Birch
     
 

This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being, and of how the archer Yi rid the Emperor Yao of the menace of the ten suns. Engrossing folk tales about ghosts and rainmakers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fishpaste flesh out Chinese culture, character, and customs.

Overview

This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being, and of how the archer Yi rid the Emperor Yao of the menace of the ten suns. Engrossing folk tales about ghosts and rainmakers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fishpaste flesh out Chinese culture, character, and customs. Throughout all these stories, the author has kept the subtle oriental flavour of the originals, bringing to life all the magic and mystery of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192750785
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Myths and Legends Series
Edition description:
PBK
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
390,773
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Cyril Birch is a professor in the Department of Oriental Languages at Berkeley in California.

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