Handbook of Chinese Mythology
An informative work of historical and contemporary Chinese myths, including a useful collection of historical documents, detailing myths as they live and change in China today.
* Primary source documents include translations of important historical records on Chinese myths, excerpts from national sources collected since the 1980s (unique to an English-language book), plus contemporary research from the authors' field research and the research of other Chinese scholars
* 30-40 illustrations from the Ming dynasty edition of Shan Hai Jing (The Classic of Mountains and Seas), plus 10-15 photos from the authors' personal collections and field research, including the new statue built in honor of Nuwa in northern China, people gathered at a contemporary temple fair, women dancers at the Renzu Temple, and more
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ladycato - LibraryThing
I read this for the sake of research. Despite a love of mythology, I admit that I'm fairly ignorant about Chinese folktales. One reason this book stood out to me is because it made an effort to go ... Read full review