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Handbook of Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Lihui Yang
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9780195332636

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Every year, at the Wa Huang Gong temple in Hebei Province, China, people gather to worship the great mother, Nuwa, the oldest deity in Chinese myth, praising her for bringing them a happy life. It is a vivid demonstration of both the ancient reach and the continuing relevance of mythology in the lives of the Chinese people. Compiled from ancient and scattered texts and based on groundbreaking new research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology is the most comprehensive English-language work on the subject ever written from an exclusively Chinese perspective. This work focuses on the Han Chinese people but ranges across the full spectrum of ancient and modern China, showing how key myths endured and evolved over time. A quick reference section covers all major deities, spirits, and demigods, as well as important places (Kunlun Mountain), mythical animals and plants (the crow with three feet; Fusang tree), and related items (Xirang-a kind of mythical soil; Bu Si Yao-mythical medicine for long life). No other work captures so well what Chinese mythology means to the people who lived and continue to live their lives by it. With more than 40 illustrations and photographs, fresh translations of primary sources, and insight based on the authors' own field research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology offers an illuminating account of a fascinating corner of the world of myth.

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Anne Birrell
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Date : 1999-04-26
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0801861837

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In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

Japanese Mythology  Classic Stories of Japanese Myths  Gods  Goddesses  Heroes  and Monsters Book

Japanese Mythology Classic Stories of Japanese Myths Gods Goddesses Heroes and Monsters


  • Author : Scott Lewis
  • Publisher : Classical Mythology
  • Date : 2018-09-16
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1720063346

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Giant monsters. Tales of eternal love. The beginning of creation. Pint-sized warriors. Long voyages and insurmountable heroics are only a small piece of the classic myths that have helped shape Japan

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Jim Ollhoff
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Date : 2011-01-01
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781617588938

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Who is Pan Ku? What is Yi? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of Chinese Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the Jade Emperor who invented many things for humanity to Fu Hsi, emperor called the Father of China, this book helps kids understand the myths that shape and direct people's lives. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Tom Daning
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Date : 2006-08-15
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1404221530

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The origins of the four great rivers of China are reveled in this classic myth. Against the landscapes of China, follow four dragons as they struggle against the Jade Emperor to bring water to the people of China.

Essential Chinese Mythology Book

Essential Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Martin Palmer
  • Publisher : HarperThorsons
  • Date : 1997
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : UVA:X004106845

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Discusses the myths and gods of ancient China and their sources.

Gods   Goddesses of Ancient China Book

Gods Goddesses of Ancient China


  • Author : Trenton Campbell
  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Date : 2014-07-15
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781622753949

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This authoritative volume examines the two main faiths, Confucianism and Daoism, that developed before China had meaningful contact with the rest of the world. Aspects of Buddhism later joined features of these faiths to form elements of Chinese ideology and, with the beliefs in immortals and the worship of ancestors, they led to a popular religion. The narrative describes the gods and goddesses that dominated China's mythology and folk culture, roughly from the 3rd millennium to 221 BCE, including the Baxian (Eight Immortals), Chang'e (moon goddess), Guandi (god of war), the Men Shen (door spirits), and Pan Gu (first man).

Chinese Myths and Legends Book

Chinese Myths and Legends


  • Author : Shelley Fu
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Date : 2018-06-05
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781462919956

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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant literary culture. Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality, and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Chinese Myths and Legends also explores the origins of each tale, as well as its impact on Chinese culture and history, inviting you and the children you love to enjoy the many layers of meaning. The included pronunciation guide, as well as information for further reading, makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians, and parents.

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Sandra Giddens
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Date : 2006-01-15
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1404207694

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Provides a brief history of Chinese history and religion, describes the gods and goddesses of Chinese mythology, and presents several myths.

Chinese Mythology A to Z Book

Chinese Mythology A to Z


  • Author : Jeremy Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2004
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0816048703

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Alphabetical entries cover Buddhist deities, legendary characters, sacred places and shrines, Chinese dynasties and beliefs, and animal legends and themes.

Dragons  Gods   Spirits from Chinese Mythology Book

Dragons Gods Spirits from Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Tao Tao Liu Sanders
  • Publisher : Peter Bedrick Books
  • Date : 1994
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0872269221

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Retells stories from Chinese mythology, folk tales, and popular superstitions

Dragons and Dynasties Book

Dragons and Dynasties


  • Author : Ke Yuan
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Date : 1993
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034884174

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An introduction to Chinese mythology. Colourful, sometimes grotesque and imaginative, Chinese mythology is just as moving and compelling as anything to be found in the better-known Egyptian, Greek and Teutonic traditions. In this book, Yuan Ke has culled from ancient sources, rearranged in chronological order and retold the variant versions of the creation of the world, the origins of men, women and animals and the era of the five endlessly warring emperor-gods.

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Michael V. Uschan
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Date : 2014-05-09
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9781420511468

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Readers are introduced to the elaborate mythology of ancient China. This book provides detailed discussion of the mythology's importance to its own culture and the impact it had on subsequent cultures. The numerous deities worshipped by the ancient Chinese are described and their importance to different groups and in different regions within the empire are explained. Stories are retold along with explanation of how they reflect the values and concerns of Chinese culture.

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : E. T. C. Werner
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Date : 2020-12-17
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066393465

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Chinese Mythology present a detailed and thorough study of China and its history through folklore tales and mythology. It contains numerous myths, folk tales and legends about gods, animals, dragons, from the Fox legends to the Monkey tales, including some obscure folklore. Written from a sociological point of view it reveals a western look at Chinese history and their myths and legends.

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Jim Ollhoff
  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Date : 2011-01-01
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781617840210

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Who is Pan Ku? What is Yi? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of Chinese Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the Jade Emperor who invented many things for humanity to Fu Hsi, emperor called the Father of China, this book helps kids understand the myths that shape and direct peopleÍs lives. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.