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Chinese Myths

Chinese Myths

  • Author: Anne Birrell
  • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
  • ISBN: 9788125039464
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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.

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