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In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E. T. C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily lives of the Chinese people long before the revolutions of the 20th century.

Offering a provocative glimpse into a world dominated by traditional rules of etiquette and inhabited by demons, dragon-gods, and spirits, the volume opens with an introductory chapter on the origins of the Chinese people. In succeeding chapters, Mr. Werner's readable, well-illustrated text considers the gods of China and myths of stars, thunder, lightning, wind and rain; of water and fire; of epidemics, medicine, and exorcism; as well as tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, accounts of how the Monkey became a god, and much more.

In addition, 32 striking illustrations depict such traditional deities as the Spirit That Clears the Way, civilian and military Door Gods, the Kitchen-God, Dragon-Gods, the Gods of Happiness, Office, and Longevity, and others.
Engrossing and informative, Myths and Legends of China will appeal not only to lovers of folklore but to anyone interested in Chinese art, culture, or philosophy.

Synopsis:

Highly readable, well-illustrated compilation includes myths about the gods of China, stars, water, and fire as well as tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, and other legends. 32 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Highly readable, well-illustrated compilation includes myths about the gods of China, stars, water, fire, tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, other legends. 32 illustrations.

Synopsis:

This highly readable and well-illustrated compilation includes fascinating Chinese myths about gods, stars, water, fire, plus tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, and many other legends. Features 32 lovely illustrations.

Synopsis:

Tales about the gods of China, stars, water and fire, the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, more. 32 illus.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER

I. THE SOCIOLOGY OF THE CHINESE

II. ON CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

III. COSMOGONY - P'AN KU AND THE CREATION MYTH

IV. THE GODS OF CHINA

V. MYTHS OF THE STARS

VI. "MYTHS OF THUNDER, LIGHTING, WIND, AND RAIN"

VII. MYTHS OF THE WATERS

VIII. MYTHS OF FIRE

IX. "MYTHS OF EPIDEMICS, MEDICINE, EXORCISM, ETC."

X. THE GODDESS OF MERCY

XI. THE EIGHT IMMORTALS

XII. THE GUARDIAN OF THE GATE OF HEAVEN

XIII. A BATTLE OF THE GODS

XIV. HOW THE MONKEY BECAME A GOD

XV. FOX LEGENDS

XVI. MISCELLANEOUS LEGENDS

GLOSSARY AND INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486280929
Author:
Werner, E. T. C.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Werner, E. T. C.
Author:
Werner, Edward Theodore Chalmers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
China
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Mythology, chinese
Subject:
Legends, chinese
Subject:
Legends -- China.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Tales -- China.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no.13
Publication Date:
19940631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.11 lb

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Highly readable, well-illustrated compilation includes myths about the gods of China, stars, water, and fire as well as tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, and other legends. 32 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
Highly readable, well-illustrated compilation includes myths about the gods of China, stars, water, fire, tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, other legends. 32 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , This highly readable and well-illustrated compilation includes fascinating Chinese myths about gods, stars, water, fire, plus tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, and many other legends. Features 32 lovely illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Tales about the gods of China, stars, water and fire, the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, more. 32 illus.
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