Chinese Mythology: An Introduction

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China, unlike ancient Greece and Rome, had no Homer or Ovid to retell its ancient myths in an eloquent literary record. Viewed with great skepticism by Chinese scholars of the early Chinese empire, myth was preserved orally, and finally converted into the written tradition only in a very fragmentary way. As a consequence, classical Chinese myth has remained largely unavailable to students and scholars of Chinese culture. In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth ...

Chinese Mythology: An Introduction 1999, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801861833

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Chinese Mythology: An Introduction 1993, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801845956

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