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Myths Legends of China by Edward T. C. Werner

Title Myths Legends of China
Author Edward T. C. Werner
Publisher CreateSpace
Release 1915-04-01
Category History
Total Pages 260
ISBN 9781499119961
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As a member of the Chinese government's Historiographical Bureau in Peking, as well as a former barrister and British consul in Foochow, E.T.C. Werner published "Myths and Legends of China" in 1922 to elucidate the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily lives of the Chinese people prior to the 20th century. These provocative and fantastical tales of Chinese history, myth and legend draw from many ancient texts and offer a glimpse into a world dominated by tradition and superstition. These stories include the myths of stars, thunder, lightening, water and fire, and various gods, Dynasties and Emperors. It also explains the significance the Buddhism and Taoism, Confucius, yin and yang, dragons, New Year, Spirit Festivals, The Tao Te Ching and much more. Complete with an introductory chapter on the sociology of the Chinese, this fascinating and informative book will appeal to any reader who wishes to receive a true, undistorted image of Chinese mythology.

Chinese Myths and Legends by Lianshan Chen

Title Chinese Myths and Legends
Author Lianshan Chen
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2011-08-25
Category History
Total Pages 143
ISBN 052118679X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An illustrated introduction to the stories of deities, heroes and the origins of the universe that underpin traditional Chinese culture.

Myths Legends of China by Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner

Title Myths Legends of China
Author Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner
Publisher Prabhat Prakashan
Release 1982-01-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 373
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Myths and Legends of China by E.T.C. Werner

Title Myths and Legends of China
Author E.T.C. Werner
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2014-05-22
Category History
Total Pages 289
ISBN 1633552349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E. T. C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily lives of the Chinese people long before the revolutions of the 20th century. Offering a provocative glimpse into a world dominated by traditional rules of etiquette and inhabited by demons, dragon-gods, and spirits, the volume opens with an introductory chapter on the origins of the Chinese people. In succeeding chapters, Mr. Werner's readable, well-illustrated text considers the gods of China and myths of stars, thunder, lightning, wind and rain; of water and fire; of epidemics, medicine, and exorcism; as well as tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, accounts of how the Monkey became a god, and much more.

Title Illustrated Myths Legends of China
Author Huang Dehai
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release 2020-01-14
Category Social Science
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1602201706
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Illustrated Myths & Legends of China is a profusely illustrated collection of 32 carefully chosen tales of Chinese myth and legend. With more than 100 illustrations drawn over two thousand years of all aspects of Chinese art—including painting, pottery and porcelain, jade, bronzes and tomb decoration—Illustrated Myths & Legends of China is a vividly written collection of tales of the universe's emergence from chaos, the creation of the world in which the first Chinese people appeared and a depiction of how the many strands of myth and legend have influenced Chinese culture. An impressive array of heroic figures and rich storytelling are at the center of these tales including: Pangu opening heaven to save the earth from chaos. Nuwa creating man and repairing the vault of heaven. Fuxi fixing the calendar by observing the heavens. Shennong creating agriculture. Cangjie inventing writing thus creating the basis for Chinese culture. Fragments of these myths and legends are found in Chinese paintings, wood artifacts, relief carvings, and lacquer art which are illustrated in this book along with informative text. Anyone interested in Chinese culture, mythology, history or art will find this collection a must-have volume for their bookshelf.

Title Chinese Myths and Legends
Author Shelley Fu
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release 2018-06-05
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1462919952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant literary culture. Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality, and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Chinese Myths and Legends also explores the origins of each tale, as well as its impact on Chinese culture and history, inviting you and the children you love to enjoy the many layers of meaning. The included pronunciation guide, as well as information for further reading, makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians, and parents.

Myths and Legends of China by E. T. C. Werner

Title Myths and Legends of China
Author E. T. C. Werner
Publisher e-artnow
Release 2020-07-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 286
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Myths and Legends of China present a detailed and thorough study of China and its history through folklore tales and mythology. It contains numerous myths, folk tales and legends about gods, animals, dragons, from the Fox legends to the Monkey tales, including some obscure folklore. Written from a sociological point of view it reveals a western look at Chinese history and their myths and legends.

Myths Legends of China by E.T.C. Werner

Title Myths Legends of China
Author E.T.C. Werner
Publisher GENERAL PRESS
Release 2017-11-30
Category History
Total Pages 680
ISBN 818032043X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E. T. C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily lives of the Chinese people long before the revolutions of the 20th century. Offering a provocative glimpse into a world dominated by traditional rules of etiquette and inhabited by demons, dragon-gods, and spirits, the volume opens with an introductory chapter on the origins of the Chinese people. In succeeding chapters, Mr. Werner's readable, well-illustrated text considers the gods of China and myths of stars, thunder, lightning, wind and rain; of water and fire; of epidemics, medicine, and exorcism; as well as tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, accounts of how the Monkey became a god, and much more. In addition, 32 striking illustrations depict such traditional deities as the Spirit That Clears the Way, civilian and military Door Gods, the Kitchen-God, Dragon-Gods, the Gods of Happiness, Office, and Longevity, and others. Engrossing and informative, Myths and Legends of China will appeal not only to lovers of folklore but to anyone interested in Chinese art, culture, or philosophy.

Title Handbook of Chinese Mythology
Author Lihui Yang
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 2008
Category Social Science
Total Pages 293
ISBN 0195332636
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every year, at the Wa Huang Gong temple in Hebei Province, China, people gather to worship the great mother, Nuwa, the oldest deity in Chinese myth, praising her for bringing them a happy life. It is a vivid demonstration of both the ancient reach and the continuing relevance of mythology in the lives of the Chinese people. Compiled from ancient and scattered texts and based on groundbreaking new research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology is the most comprehensive English-language work on the subject ever written from an exclusively Chinese perspective. This work focuses on the Han Chinese people but ranges across the full spectrum of ancient and modern China, showing how key myths endured and evolved over time. A quick reference section covers all major deities, spirits, and demigods, as well as important places (Kunlun Mountain), mythical animals and plants (the crow with three feet; Fusang tree), and related items (Xirang-a kind of mythical soil; Bu Si Yao-mythical medicine for long life). No other work captures so well what Chinese mythology means to the people who lived and continue to live their lives by it. With more than 40 illustrations and photographs, fresh translations of primary sources, and insight based on the authors' own field research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology offers an illuminating account of a fascinating corner of the world of myth.

Chinese Myths Legends by O. B. Duane

Title Chinese Myths Legends
Author O. B. Duane
Publisher
Release 2004
Category Folklore
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781841861081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Vividly retells traditional myths and legends of the Chinese people and illustrated by an intriguing array of paintings and illustrations.