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Chinese Myths - Histories (Hardback)
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Chinese Myths - Histories (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 14/05/2023
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Chinese mythology has been passed down in written and oral form over many millennia, emerging from a range of cultural traditions that often have their origins in Daoism and Buddhist religion. At times merging history and folklore, Chinese myths are rich in symbolism and teach us about the complexities of an ancient culture that stretches back more than 4000 years.
In this book, learn about Pangu, the creator being, who sprang from an egg after the forces of yin and yang emerged out of a formless chaos; or Hou Yi, the greatest archer of all time who shot down nine of the ten suns; or Fuzanglong, the treasure dragons, who are said to live underground guarding massive hoards of gold and jewels; or the mad monk Ji Gong, a man of great appetites who used his supernatural abilities to seek justice for the poor; and enjoy the adventures of the short-tempered, super-human Monkey King, who after being defeated by the Bodhisattva Guanyin, gains modesty and becomes a disciple of the monk Tank Sanzang.
Illustrated with 120 photographs and artworks, Chinese Myths is an accessible, entertaining and highly informative exploration of the fascinating mythology underlying one of the world’s oldest and most influential cultures.

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781838862626
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 875 g
Dimensions: 250 x 192 x 20 mm

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“Lovely "coffee table" book - you might look for details - 3.5/5”

This book gives an insight into the wide range of Chinese myths and legends. These are aspects of Daoism and Buddhist generally and may be 4000 years old. As a result of these roots the book also allows a discovery... More

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