Chinese Myths by Anne Birrell
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Chinese Myths
By Anne Birrell

Chinese Myths

By (author) See other recent books by Anne Birrell
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $14.99
Your Price: $13.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.67 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Chinese Myths by Anne Birrell

Book Description

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. Anne Birrell has translated representative narratives drawn from over 1000 classical texts in her work on various aspects of Chinese mythology, and here she introduces a selection of them to the general reader. They are organized by theme and motifs to help set them in the context of mythology the world over.

Buy Chinese Myths book by Anne Birrell from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780714121789
ISBN-10: 0714121789
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 171mm x 7mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Anne Birrell

Classic of Mountains and Seas by Anne Birrell Classic of Mountains and Seas, Paperback (May 1999)

Dating from the 3rd century BC to the 1st century AD the work is structured according to a conception of the world as a vast land mass bounded on its four sides by four seas, beyond which lie four great wildernesses. Each chapter leads the reader through successive landscapes, describing the geographical and mythological associations of each.

» View all books by Anne Birrell


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Chinese Myths book by Anne Birrell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Anne Birrell close
Classic of Mountains and Seas by Anne Birrell
» close