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Author Christie, Anthony.

Title Chinese mythology / Anthony Christie
Published London : Paul Hamlyn, [1968]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  291.130951 Chr/Cmy  AVAILABLE
Description 141 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents Chronology of mythical and historical dynasties: Chinese setting: Early peoples: Yangshao -- Lungshan -- First historical period: Shang -- Growth of a feudal society: Rise of Chou -- Emergence of Chhin -- Unification of China -- Myths and their sources: Li Szu and the burning of books -- Fall of Chhin -- Confucianism rewritten -- Other philosophical schools -- Creation of the world: Order from chaos -- Creation of man -- Structure of the physical world -- Heavenly bodies -- Earth, water and wind: Eastern sea -- Cardinal mountains -- Count of the river -- Useful arts: Nu-kua and Fu-hsi -- Yao and Khun -- Yu, master of floods -- Shen-nung -- Huang ti and Chhih-yu -- Peasant myths: Ox, helper of farmers -- Origins of crops -- Pumpkin-girl and the Great Wall -- Tshai, the brickmaker -- Popular myths of the great gods -- Heavenly empire: Supreme emperor -- Household and personal gods -- Kuan Ti, the god of war -- Sky-god and his bureaucrats -- Gds of the soil: district administrators -- Guardians of the home -- Demon spirits -- Men and animals: How the oxen twisted their horns -- Dog who married a princess -- Farmer who befriended a fox -- Monkey -- Miraculous chhi-lin -- Modern Myths: Prince who could not find a wife -- Peasant girl and the princess
Summary Discusses the myths and gods of ancient China and their sources
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: page 136
Subject Art, Chinese.
Folklore -- China.
Mythology, Chinese.
Mythology, Chinese.
China -- Religion.
LC no. 75368710
ISBN 0600006379