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Chinese Mythology : An Introduction
by Anne Birrell


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In Chinese Mythology , Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780801861833
  • ISBN-10: 0801861837
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: April 1999
  • Page Count: 344
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.11 x 5.92 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Books > Social Science > Folklore & Mythology
Books > Religion > Eastern - General
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