Handbook of Chinese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology)

Handbook of Chinese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology)

Lihui Yang


each year, on the Wa Huang Gong temple in Hebei Province, China, humans assemble to worship the good mom, Nuwa, the oldest deity in chinese language fantasy, praising her for bringing them a cheerful existence. it's a vibrant demonstration of either the traditional succeed in and the ongoing relevance of mythology within the lives of the chinese language people.
Compiled from historical and scattered texts and in response to groundbreaking new learn, Handbook of chinese language Mythology is the main complete English-language paintings at the topic ever written from an completely chinese language viewpoint. This paintings specializes in the Han chinese language humans yet levels around the complete spectrum of historic and glossy China, exhibiting how key myths persisted and advanced through the years. a short reference part covers all significant deities, spirits, and demigods, in addition to vital locations (Kunlun Mountain), legendary animals and crops (the crow with 3 ft; Fusang tree), and comparable goods (Xirang-a form of legendary soil; Bu Si Yao-mythical drugs for lengthy life). No different paintings captures so good what chinese language mythology potential to the folks who lived and proceed to reside their lives via it.
With greater than forty illustrations and pictures, clean translations of fundamental resources, and perception in response to the authors' personal box learn, guide of chinese language Mythology deals an illuminating account of a desirable nook of the area of myth.

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