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Chinese Myths
 
Anne Birrell
Price : ₹ 375.00  
ISBN : 9788125039464
Language : English
Pages : 80
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 180 x 240 mm
Year : 2010
Series : The Legendary Past
Territorial Rights : Restricted
Imprint : No Image
 
   
 
 
About the Book

Anne Birrell has translated representative narratives drawn from over a hundred classical texts in the course of her work on various aspects of Chinese mythology, and here she introduces a splendid selection especially for the general reader. Lucidly retold using English equivalents for the Chinese names, these lively mythic tales are full of colourful episodes and vivid characters. Helpfully organised by themes and motifs which set them in the context of mythology the world over, these stories are a fascinating treasure trove that has long been inaccessible and unknown to many readers.

Table of Contents

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
Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Anne Birrell of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, is the author of Chinese Mythology: An Introduction and has published translations including New Songs from a Jade Terrace, The Classic of Mountains and Seas and Popular Songs and Ballads of Han China.