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As a member of the Chinese government's Historiographical Bureau in Peking, as well as a former barrister and British consul in Foochow, E.T.C. Werner published "Myths and Legends of China" in 1922 to elucidate the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily lives of the Chinese people prior to the 20th century. These provocative and fantastical tales of Chinese history, myth and legend draw from many ancient texts and offer a glimpse into a world dominated by tradition and superstition. These stories include the myths of stars, thunder, lightening, water and fire, and various gods, Dynasties…mehr

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As a member of the Chinese government's Historiographical Bureau in Peking, as well as a former barrister and British consul in Foochow, E.T.C. Werner published "Myths and Legends of China" in 1922 to elucidate the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily lives of the Chinese people prior to the 20th century. These provocative and fantastical tales of Chinese history, myth and legend draw from many ancient texts and offer a glimpse into a world dominated by tradition and superstition. These stories include the myths of stars, thunder, lightening, water and fire, and various gods, Dynasties and Emperors. It also explains the significance the Buddhism and Taoism, Confucius, yin and yang, dragons, New Year, Spirit Festivals, The Tao Te Ching and much more. Complete with an introductory chapter on the sociology of the Chinese, this fascinating and informative book will appeal to any reader who wishes to receive a true, undistorted image of Chinese mythology.

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  • Verlag: Neeland Media LLC
  • Seitenzahl: 234
  • Erscheinungstermin: 01.01.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781420939682
  • Artikelnr.: 56797770
Inhaltsangabe
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