Mythology of Asia and the Far East: Myths and Legends of China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (Paperback)
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Mythology of Asia and the Far East: Myths and Legends of China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (Paperback)

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This is an authoritative A-to-Z guide to the mythologies and legends of China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Over 150 alphabetical entries describe the central mythical figures of each religion or culture and their importance to the ancient civilizations and peoples of the East. Superb pictorial spreads illustrate the themes and symbols at the heart of each culture, including Demons and Dragons, Yin and Yang, China's Eight Immortals, and the Sacred Peaks. It is beautifully illustrated with over 130 colour images, depicting the central features and characters of the mythologies stories and looking at the impact of these vivid and entrancing legends. An immediately accessible A-Z structure, fully cross-referenced throughout, details a whole host of gods, from Aizen-Myoo to Zhu Rong. This book includes over 130 colour pictures of demons, dragons, places and people, many taken from original sources. This authoritative but accessible book is a fascinating guide to the mythology of the gods and goddesses, heroes, sacred animals and places of the East. Bringing together the mythologies, legends and ancient spiritual histories in a highly readable style, it is a classic reference book on the subject which will be perfect for home study, school libraries, or just to read for the sheer pleasure, richness and excitement of the tales it contains.

Publisher: Anness Publishing
ISBN: 9781844763122
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 220 x 168 x 7 mm

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