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Essential Chinese Mythology: Stories That Change the World

by Martin Palmer, Zhao Xiaomin

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Collection of the stories and myths at the heart of the Chinese tradition. China is a country with a rich varity of culturees and traditions that remain enigmatic to the West. This book brings together for the first time a diverse collection of Chinese myths to provide a compelling glimpse into the stories that have shaped the nation. These are stories that were first told at the Emperor’s court or in remote mountain provinces. They recount the earliest legends and creation myths and include the popular folk stories of Buddhism, Taoism and Confusianism. Retold in a fresh, accessible style, the stories provide a unique insight into the heart of the Chinese tradition.… (more)
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In loving thanks to all those who taught us how to tell stories, but most especially to Rosemary Sutcliffe
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There is a problem in understanding Chinese mythology un that we tend to use the singular form of the word 'mythology'.
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Collection of the stories and myths at the heart of the Chinese tradition. China is a country with a rich varity of culturees and traditions that remain enigmatic to the West. This book brings together for the first time a diverse collection of Chinese myths to provide a compelling glimpse into the stories that have shaped the nation. These are stories that were first told at the Emperor’s court or in remote mountain provinces. They recount the earliest legends and creation myths and include the popular folk stories of Buddhism, Taoism and Confusianism. Retold in a fresh, accessible style, the stories provide a unique insight into the heart of the Chinese tradition.

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