Chinese Myths

By: ANNE BIRRELL

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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:

  • Origin and creation myths
  • Myths of the flood
  • The divine cosmos
  • Gender in myth
  • Metamorphoses
  • Mythic heroes and heroines
  • Fabled plants and animals
  • Major sources of myth

Title:: Chinese Myths

Author:: ANNE BIRRELL

Categories: Mythology & Folklore,

Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr: 2000-09-01

ISBN Number:: 0292708793

ISBN Number: 13: 9780292708792

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 141530