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A Chinese Bestiary : Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas.

Author: Richard E Strassberg
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press Jan. 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries b.c.e., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine. The text also represents a wide range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Strassberg, Richard E.
Chinese Bestiary.
Berkeley : University of California Press Jan. 2003
(DLC) 2002075442
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Strassberg
ISBN: 9780520218444 0520218442
OCLC Number: 697624621
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Editorial Notes Introduction Plates I to LXXVI for the Guideways through Mountains and Seas Notes Selected Bibliography Glossary Index Index

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