Chinese Myths

Chinese Myths

Book - 2000
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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
Publisher: Austin :, University of Texas Press :, Published in cooperation with British Museum Press,, 2000.
Edition: First University of Texas Press edition.
ISBN: 9780292708792
Branch Call Number: 299.51 BI
Characteristics: 80 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.


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