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Chinese Myths and Fantasies

  • 205 Pages
  • 0.27 MB
  • English
Oxford University Press, USA
Folklore, Myths & mythology, Oriental religions, Folk Tales / Mythology / Fables (Young Adult), Children"s 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary, Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9), China, Legends, Fairy Tales & Folklore -
SeriesOxford Myths and Legends
ContributionsJoan Kiddell-Monroe (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9546326M
ISBN 100192741527
ISBN 139780192741523

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Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on Janu SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)Pages:   Chinese Myths and Fantasies by Cyril Birch (Retold by), Joan Kiddell-Monroe (Illustrator) 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.

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Chinese Myths and Fantasies by Cyril Birch,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(26). This isn't a children's book, even if kids might like a few of the stories.

It is a fascinating and varied glimpse at many of the ages and traditions that make up Chinese culture. It also shows how myths can grow up in very different ways than they did in the West; that sense of the familiar-but-not makes up a big part of this books quirky by: 5.

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7 Further reading. 8 External : John DeFrancis. Chinese mythology (Chinese: 中國神話; 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. Based on his profound understanding of the language and its teaching methods, Mr. DeFrancis, in this book, contradicts all misconceptions, myths and fantasies that people may have about the subject.

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Art And Illustration American Illustration Illustrations And Posters Chinese Fairy Tales Fairytale Fantasies Bear Art. Many Chinese myths deal with natural disasters, especially floods. Others deal with heavenly bodies such as the sun and moon.

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This book selects myths and fictions from many famous legendary writings from the pre-Qin to the Qing Dynasty, including Book of Mountains and Seas, Stories of Immortals, Taiping Anthologies for the Emperor, Taiping Anthologies, Strange Stories from Happiness Studio, etc.

The tales are always marvelous and interesting, reflecting the mentality of ancient Chinese people about the spiritual. This institute brings together a team of Asian scholars to guide the participating teachers through an exciting menu of myths and folk tales focused on Asia – particularly India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan.

The goal of this institute is to provide secondary educators with a comprehensive understanding of Asian myths and folk. River Gods, snake spirits, mountain and Immortals, Chinese mythology is alive with ancient passions.

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