Handbook of Chinese Mythology

Handbook of Chinese Mythology

Book - 2005
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An informative work of historical and contemporary Chinese myths, including a useful collection of historical documents, detailing myths as they live and change in China today.

* Primary source documents include translations of important historical records on Chinese myths, excerpts from national sources collected since the 1980s (unique to an English-language book), plus contemporary research from the authors' field research and the research of other Chinese scholars

* 30-40 illustrations from the Ming dynasty edition of Shan Hai Jing ( The Classic of Mountains and Seas ), plus 10-15 photos from the authors' personal collections and field research, including the new statue built in honor of Nuwa in northern China, people gathered at a contemporary temple fair, women dancers at the Renzu Temple, and more

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2005
ISBN: 9781576078068
157607806X
Branch Call Number: 299.5111 YAN
Characteristics: xiii, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: An, Deming

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