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Chinese Myths & Legends (Cultural China Series)(English Edition)

Author:Chen Lianshan

Publication date:2008-12-01

ISBN:9787508513232

Language:English

Abstract:

The author believes that ancient Chinese myths and legends were gradually formed on the basis of those of the Huaxia (Han) and by absorbing from the Dongyi(ancient eastern tribes) and the Miaoman (ancient Southern tribes). The author sorted materials from various ancient Chinese books and records, a...
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The author believes that ancient Chinese myths and legends were gradually formed on the basis of those of the Huaxia (Han) and by absorbing from the Dongyi(ancient eastern tribes) and the Miaoman (ancient Southern tribes). The author sorted materials from various ancient Chinese books and records, and arranged the myths in order to aid readers' appreciation of the materials. In some chapters, he compares Chinese myths with western ones (especially the Greek). Full of fascinating material sand lucidly written, this book enables readers to enjoy the charm of Chinese myths and legends as well understand the spirit of traditional Chinese culture. In addition to the main Chinese traditions, the author includes reference to less well-known but equally fascinating stories.

Book catalogue

  • 封面

    1
  • 扉页

    2
  • 版权页

    3
  • Contents

    4
  • Preface

    5
  • The Origin of the Universe

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  • The Origin of Mankind

    7
  • Universe in Myth

    8
  • Fuxi, the God of East Heaven

    9
  • Yandi, the God of South Heaven

    10
  • Emperor Huangdi, the God of Central Heaven

    11
  • Shaohao, the God of West Heaven And Zhuanxu ,the God of North Heaven

    12
  • Myths in the Era of Emperor Diku

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  • Myths & Legends in the Era of Yao

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  • Myths & Legends in the Era of Shun

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  • Myths & Legends in the Era of Dayu

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  • Other Myths & Legends

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  • Appendix 1 Major Characters in Chinese Myths & Legends

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  • Appendix 2 Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties

    19
  • Chinese Myths & Legends

    20

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