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Illustrated myths & legends of China : the ages of chaos and heroes

Author: Dehai Huang; Jing Xiang; Dinghao Zhang; Tony Blishen
Publisher: Shanghai : Shanghai Press and Publishing Development Co., Ltd., New York : Better Link Press [2018]. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrated Myths & Legends of China is a profusely illustrated collection of 32 carefully chosen tales of Chinese Myth and legend. With more than 100 illustrations drawn over two thousand years of all aspects of Chinese art, including painting, pottery and porcelain, jade, bronzes and tomb decoration, Illustrated Myths & Legends of China is not only a vividly written collection of tales of the universe's emergence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Myths
Legends
Folk literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dehai Huang; Jing Xiang; Dinghao Zhang; Tony Blishen
ISBN: 1602201579 9781602201576
OCLC Number: 1004936703
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: A ballad of the beginning --
The emergence from Chaos --
Nüwa creates man --
A harmony made in Heaven --
Repairing the vault of Heaven --
Kunlun, the sacred mountain --
Jianmu, tree of the ladder to Heaven --
The severance of Earth from Heaven --
Dwelling in nests --
The creation of the eight trigrams --
Observing the heavenly symbols to fix the calendar --
Auspicious dragon and phoenix --
Shennong the flame emperor --
Drilling wood for fire --
The noon market --
The flame emperor's daughter --
Yaoji of Wushan --
The bird Jingwei fills the ocean --
The Yellow Emperor builds a carriage --
Leizu teaches weaving --
Cang Jie invents writing --
Linglun makes music --
The great war against Chiyou --
The world of Yao and Shun --
Houyi eradicates the four evil monsters --
Houyi shoots the suns --
Chang'e flies to the Moon --
Bogun receives orders --
Stealing the ever-growing soil --
The spirit's journey to the west --
Asking the way to Lingshan --
The arrival of Yu the Great --
Epilogue --
Dates of the Chinese dynasties.
Other Titles: The ages of chaos and heroes
Illustrated myths and legends of China
Responsibility: by Huang Dehai, Xiang Jing and Zhang Dinghao; translated by Tony Blishen.

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Illustrated Myths and Legends of China contains 32 carefully chosen stories from classical Chinese mythology.  Read more...

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