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Chinese Myths

ISBN-10: 0292708793

ISBN-13: 9780292708792

Edition: 2000

Authors: Anne Birrell

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Description:

Chinese myths were primarily a diffuse and fragmentary oral tradition, eventually preserved in writing only in a piecemeal fashion. Many classical texts are unavailable in translation, and the stories have been unknown to Western readers. Anne Birrell here introduces the general reader to a selection of narratives organized by themes and motifs that help set Chinese myths in the context of world mythology.The contents include:o Origin and creation mythso Myths of the floodo The divine cosmoso Gender in mytho Metamorphoseso Mythic heroes and heroineso Fabled plants and animalso Major sources of myth
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 9/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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
Suggestions for further reading
Picture credits
Index