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The world of Chinese myths

Zhongguo shen hua shi jie / Chen Jianing, Yang Yang bian zhu.
  • 210 Pages
  • 1.28 MB
  • 8875 Downloads
  • English
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Beijing Language and Culture University Press , Beijing
Mythology, Chinese, Legends --
Other titlesZhongguo shen hua shi jie
StatementChen Jianing, Yang Yang =
ContributionsYang, Yang.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR335 .C345 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination210 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15554661M
ISBN 107561904142
OCLC/WorldCa40260743

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Compiled from ancient and scattered texts and based on groundbreaking new research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology is the most comprehensive English-language work on the subject ever written from an exclusively Chinese perspective.

This work focuses on the Han Chinese people but ranges across the full spectrum of ancient and modern China, showing how key myths endured and evolved over by: Chinese Myths and Legends introduces the stories of deities, heroes and the origins of the universe that underpin the spirit of traditional Chinese culture.

Utilising a variety of ancient Chinese sources, Chen Lianshan examines the origin and development of myths and legends in China, including both well-known and less familiar traditions, and compares these traditions to the mythology of the ancient western world.5/5(2).

Myths and Legends of China collects some of the most famous Chinese stories. Through engaging narration and colorful illustrations, Myths and Legends of China helps children explore the rich mythologies and legends of the peoples of China.

World Book's series Famous Myths and Legends of the World collects many famous stories from around the world. The stories are written in a creative Price: $ List of Chinese mythology - Wikipedia. Handbook of Chinese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology) by Lihui Yang, Deming An, et al.| out of 5 stars Paperback.

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In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some representative myth narratives selected from over classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language.

Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and Cited by: In The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, Dexter Roberts investigates the roots of China’s boom, tracking how rural institutions, communities, and people have been sacrificed for the sake of cities.

This book is a welcome reminder of the more than half a billion citizens who make their homes in the Chinese /5(11). Author and illustrator, Li Jian, used to be a middle school art teacher and is the author and illustrator, and editor of several books for children.

This Chinese legend, written in English and in Chinese, is about a boy who goes on a journey, looking for the water dragon to ask for rain. Compiled from ancient and scattered texts and based on revelatory new research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology is the most comprehensive English-language work on the subject ever written from an 3/5(1).

River Gods, snake spirits, mountain and Immortals, Chinese mythology is alive with ancient passions. China's unique set of mythological tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless wars between tribes and dynasties. The result is a rich landscape of humanity, gods and spirits battling for survival and supremacy/5.

Chinese Myths features three engrossing myths from the rich culture of ancient China. Wonderful colors evoke the landscape of China, and the gripping text recounts stories of the creation of man, rivers, and the myth of the ten suns.

These tales are complemented by an /5. A rather uneven set, with some particularly weak continental collections - North American Myths & Legends, South American Myths Of course, my reaction is less of a commentary on this specific title, than on Philip Ardagh's entire eight-volume World Book Myths & Legends Series, which I have been working my way through over the last two weeks/5.

Through engaging narration and colorful illustrations, Myths and Legends of China helps children explore the rich mythologies and legends of the peoples of China. Helpful special features include phonetic pronunciations and a pronunciation guide and a glossary of special terms.

World Book's series Famous Myths and Legends of the World.

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Chinese Mythology introduced properly. I enjoyed learning about Chinese Mythology. I guess that I had not really ever thought about it before but in reading this book I discovered that I really was unaware of the mythology of the Chinese people.

This is a short book that can be read in just a few hours, it is a great introduction.4/5. Chinese mythology is mythology that has been passed down in oral form or recorded in literature in the geographic area now known as "China". Chinese mythology includes many varied myths from regional and cultural traditions.

Chinese mythology is far from monolithic, not being an integrated system, even among just Han people. Chinese mythology is encountered in the traditions of various classes of.

This book does some things right -- it treats Chinese mythology as a series of interconnected traditions, as opposed to a monolith, and it keeps stressing that myth has both a living tradition as well as a historical/textual component -- but it is so very, very repetitive/5.

Illus. on lining papers Bibliography: p. Discusses the myths and gods of ancient China and their sources Chronology of mythical and historical dynasties: Chinese setting: Early peoples: Yangshao -- Lungshan -- First historical period: Shang -- Growth of a feudal society: Rise of Chou -- Emergence of Chhin -- Unification of China -- Myths and their sources: Li Szu and the burning of books Pages: Chronology of mythical and historical dynasties: Chinese setting: Early peoples: Yangshao --Lungshan --First historical period: Shang --Growth of a feudal society: Rise of Chou --Emergence of Chhin --Unification of China --Myths and their sources: Li Szu and the burning of books --Fall of Chhin --Confucianism rewritten --Other philosophical.

[The Han Consolidation] Han Burials. [The Myths and Their Sources] Li Si and the Burning of Books --The Fall of Qin --Confucianism Rewritten --Other Philosophical Schools. [The Creation of the World] Order from Chaos --The Creation of the Human Race --The Structure of the Physical World --The Separation of Heaven and Earth --The.

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Chinese myths and legends include a creation tale, which depicts the creator of the world as being born out of the opposing forces of Yin and Yang, representing darkness and light, respectively. The Chinese setting --The early cultures --The first historical period --The rise of feudalism and the unification of China --The Han consolidation --The myths and their sources --The creation of the world --Earth, water and air --the useful arts --Peasant myths --The heavenly empire --Humans and animals --Modern myths.

One of the most popular creation myths in Chinese mythology describes the first-born semidivine human Pangu (盤古, "Coiled Antiquity") separating the world egg-like Hundun (混沌, "primordial chaos") into Heaven and Earth.

The themes of Chinese myths have significant parallels with those of other world mythologies. Where they diverge is in their central concern and cultural distinctiveness. Major mythic themes are narrated in several versions, such as the six story lines of the creation of the world and the four flood myth stories.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8). Chinese Creation Myths. There are five major views of creation in China: The first, and most consistent historically, is that no myth exists. This is not to say there were none existing at all, only that there is no evidence showing an attempt to explain the world's origin.

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Chinese mythology (Chinese: 中国神话; pinyin: Zhōngguó shénhuà) is mythology that has been passed down in oral form or recorded in literature in the geographic area now known as "China". Chinese mythology includes many varied myths from regional and cultural traditions.

Chinese mythology is far from monolithic, not being an integrated system, even among just Han people. China and the world: 2, years of myths, misconceptions and among them, some truths In Great State, historian Timothy Brook takes a fresh look at China.

Get this from a library. Chinese myths. [Jane Bingham] -- Simply told, and colourfully illustrated, selection of Chinese myths like: Pangu creates the Earth. This said, creation myths are not a dominating aspect of Chinese Mythology and there are not as many records of them as there are of other areas (like .Chronology of mythical and historical dynasties --Chinese setting --Early peoples: Yangshao --Lungshan --First historical period: Shang --Growth of a feudal society: Rise of Chou --Emergence of Chhin --Unification of China --Myths and their sources: Li Szu and the burning of books --Fall of Chhin --Confucianism rewritten --Other philosophical.

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