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Chinese myths

Author: Anne Birrell
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press : Published in cooperation with British Museum Press, 2000.
Series: Legendary past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st University of Texas Press edView all editions and formats
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"Anne Birrell has translated representative narratives drawn from over a hundred classical texts in the course of her work on various aspects of Chinese mythology, and here she introduces a selection especially for the general reader. Retold using English equivalents for the Chinese names, these lively mythic tales are full of colourful episodes and vivid characters. Helpfully organized by themes and motifs which  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Birrell
ISBN: 0292708793 9780292708792 0714121789 9780714121789
OCLC Number: 43785559
Description: 80 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Origins --
Divine cosmos --
Catastrophe myths --
Mythic heroes and heroines --
Gender in myth --
Metamorphoses --
Fabled flora and fauna --
Strange lands and peoples --
Continuities in the mythic tradition.
Series Title: Legendary past.
Responsibility: Anne Birrell.
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Organized by themes and motifs, this work gives a representative sample of over 100 classical texts from Chinese mythology.  Read more...

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