Classical Chinese myths

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Joint Pub. Co. , Hongkong
Mythology, Chi
Other titlesZhongguo gu dai shen hua.
Statementedited and translated by Jan and Yvonne Walls ; illustrated by Guo Huairen = [Zhongguo gu dai shen hua / Wang Jien, Li Ying bian yi ; Guo Huairen cha tu].
ContributionsWalls, Jan., Walls, Yvonne.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1825 .C48 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 134 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2575370M
ISBN 109620402650, 9620403290
LC Control Number85120786

Many classical texts are unavailable in translation, and the stories have been unknown to Western readers. Anne Birrell here introduces the general reader to a selection of narratives organized by themes and motifs that help set Chinese myths in the Classical Chinese myths book of world mythology.

Classical Chinese Myths Paperback – May 1, by Jan Walls (Author), Yvonne Walls (Author), Translators (Author) & See all 2 formats and editions Hide Cited by: 2. Great, consice, easy to read, and exactly what the title says, real Chinese myths. Not any of the false or exaggerated western accounts of Chinese mysticism that can be found in late 19th early 20th century books.

Great for anyone who likes Chinese classical novels. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Classical Chinese myths. Hongkong: Joint Pub. Co., (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London Bombay Sydney In Memoriam Gladys Nina Chalmers Werner Preface The chief literary sources of Chinese myths are the Li tai shên hsien t'ung chien, in thirty-two volumes, the Shên hsien lieh chuan, in eight volumes, the Fêng shên yen i, in eight volumes, and the Sou shên chi, in ten volumes.

In writing the following pages I have translated or paraphrased. Top 10 Chinese myths such questions a lot of thought when I created invisible animal companions for the characters in my book Moon Princess.

When it. Classical Chinese Myths. Jan Walls, Yvonne Walls. Joint Publishing Company, - Mythology, Chinese - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Introduction. 1: Queen Mother of the West. Myths of the Chinese festivals; The two Classic Chinese Myths: The Monkey King and The Lady White Snake.

Chinese Gods and the Sacred Creatures. If you are interested in culture and Eastern practices, then this audiobook is a great way to learn those myths and festival information.

"This is a book for anyone who would like to learn a bit of Classical Chinese If you, or one of your students, or someone on your holiday gift list are interested in a career as a Sinologist, or would like to learn just enough Classical Chinese to say you know a bit, or just like learning interesting things from a good teacher you should.

Here we present a collection of classic Myths and Legends, drawn from throughout the world. They feature such legendary figures as King Canute, Robin Hood and William Tell. Amongst the treasures here are Norse and Germanic legends, and tales from Italy, Spain and Russia.

We have drawn on a few different sources to create our collection. If you are planning to learn all you can about Chinese Mythology, then check this audiobook out.

It will give you insights into: The story of Pangu and the creation of the Earth, Nu Gua and the creation of mankind, how Nu Gua repaired the sky, myths of the Chinese festivals, the two Classic Chinese Myths: The Monkey King and The Lady White Snake, and more.

Classical Chinese Myths by J. Walls ISBN ISBN Paperback; Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Co Ltd, June ; ISBN Classical Chinese myths.

Publication date Topics Mythology, Chinese Publisher Hongkong: Joint Pub. Collection Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. Phillips :   River Gods, snake spirits, mountain and Immortals, Chinese mythology is alive with ancient passions.

China’s unique set of mythological tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless wars between tribes and dynasties. The result is Brand: Flame Tree Publishing.

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Beginning with discussions of the origins of the Chinese writing system and selections from the earliest "genre" of Chinese literature—the Oracle Bone inscriptions—the book then proceeds with selections from: early myths and legends; the earliest anthology of Chinese poetry, the Book of Songs; early narrative and philosophy, including the I.

i came across this book at a book stall, and had to buy it to add to my mythology collection. this book contains not only greek mythology but Collects Classical Greek, Celtic, Norse, Chinese, African, Native American and more myths. i enjoyed this book alot/5. This is not true at all.

For one thing, there is an extremely broad range of writing in "classical Chinese" ranging from vernacular fiction to eight-legged essays (more along the lines of what you refer to).

People always have stupid ideas about Chinese, myths about how unique and special it is. Chinese classic texts or canonical texts (simplified Chinese: 中国 古典 典籍; traditional Chinese: 中國 古典 典籍; pinyin: Zhōngguó gǔdiǎn diǎnjí) refers to the Chinese texts which originated before the imperial unification by the Qin dynasty in BC, particularly the "Four Books and Five Classics" of the Neo-Confucian tradition, themselves a customary abridgment of the.

Chinese myths were primarily a diffuse and fragmentary oral tradition, eventually preserved in writing only in a piecemeal fashion.

Many classical texts are unavailable in translation, and the stories have been unknown to Western readers/5. Many Chinese fables tell an entertaining story to illustrate a moral lesson. Here are seven such stories, involving donkeys, tigers, foxes, and : Charles Custer.

Classical Chinese literature: an anthology of translations User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Compiled by two eminent professors of Chinese in Hong Kong, this wonderful book covers the vast time span from c B.C.E. to C.E. Early chapters have excerpts from oracle bones and 4/5(1).

Chinese myths were primarily a diffuse and fragmentary oral tradition, eventually preserved in writing only in a piecemeal fashion. Many classical texts are unavailable in translation, and the stories have been unknown to Western readers. Anne Birrell here introduces the general reader to a selection of narratives organized by themes and motifs.

Chinese culture is rich with marvelous folklore, and this exquisitely designed collection draws on that magnificent historical repository. It features more than fables and tales chosen from Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio and other classic compendiums.

Here are legends of ancient demons, strange ghosts, magic swords, evil sorcerers, diabolical transformations, flying ogres, fairy Brand: Barnes & Noble.

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The Heavenly Questions or Questions to Heaven (traditional Chinese: 天問; simplified Chinese: 天问; pinyin: Tiānwèn) is a piece contained in the Classical Chinese poetry collection of Chu Ci, which is noted both in terms of poetry and as a source for information on the ancient culture of China, especially the area of the ancient state of all the poems attributed to Qu Yuan.

Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記; pinyin: Xī Yóu Jì) is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng' is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese has been described as arguably the most popular literary work in East Asia.

Arthur Waley's popular abridged translation, Monkey, is well known in English Author: Wu Cheng'en. How and Why to Learn Classical Chinese. J J tommazanec “Study hard, improve daily,” written by Mao Zedong. Another good one, which dispels a lot of common myths about Chinese, is the best book is the four-volume Gudai Hanyu 古代汉语 by Wang Li 王力.

Beginning with discussions of the origins of the Chinese writing system and selections from the earliest "genre" of Chinese literature--the Oracle Bone inscriptions--the book then proceeds with selections from: * early myths and legends; * the earliest anthology of Chinese poetry, the Book of Songs; * early narrative and philosophy, including 4/5.

Chinese creation myths are symbolic narratives about the origins of the universe, earth, and life. In Chinese mythology, the term "cosmogonic myth" or "origin myth" is more accurate than "creation myth", since very few stories involve a creator deity or divine e creation myths fundamentally differ from monotheistic traditions with one authorized version, such as the Judeo-Christian.

Chinese Myths & Folk Tales. 0 5 Schrijver: The language itself is immediate the words have a truth and depth this is a book both to instruct us on Chinese culture and to delight our narrative thirst.

A real find. Classical Mythology - The Greeks Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy. Classical Historiography for Chinese History Prehistory and myths Search this Book Titles 6. Chronologies and Dating 7.

Locating Classical Quotations and Texts Bodde, Derk. "Myths of Ancient China." In Samuel N. Kramer, ed. Mythologies of the Ancient World. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, ; paperback ed. Garden City, New York: Doubleday Author: Tom Ventimiglia.

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Myths were regarded with great scepticism by classical Chinese scholars and remained primarily a diffuse and fragmentary oral tradition, eventually preserved in writing only in a peacemeal fashion. Many of the classical texts were unavailable in translation and the stories have therefore been unknown to western readers.Classical Chinese myths.

Hongkong: Joint Pub. Co. MLA Citation. Walls, Jan. and Walls, Yvonne. Classical Chinese myths / edited and translated by Jan and Yvonne Walls ; illustrated by Guo Huairen = [Chung-kuo ku tai shen hua / Wang Chien, Li Ying pien i ; Kuo Huai-jen ch`a t`u] Joint Pub.

Co Hongkong Australian/Harvard Citation.Get this from a library! Myths & legends: Classical Greek, Celtic, Norse, Chinese, African, Native American & more. [Jake Jackson;] -- "Creation myths, quests, the eternal battle between good and evil, these are some of the classic tales that feed the ravenous beast of modern culture.

For many the classical traditions of the Greeks.