Classic of Mountains and Seas by Anne Birrell
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Classic of Mountains and Seas
By Anne Birrell

The Classic of Mountains and Seas

Translated by See other recent books by Anne Birrell
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $36.51
Your Price: $32.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $3.65! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.64 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Classic of Mountains and Seas by Anne Birrell

Book Description

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.

Buy Classic of Mountains and Seas book by Anne Birrell from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780140447194
ISBN-10: 0140447199
Classification: Oriental religions
Format: Paperback (198mm x 128mm x 16mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

You might also like...

Religion of Falun Gong by Benjamin Penny Religion of Falun Gong by Benjamin Penny

In July 1999, a mere seven years after the founding of the religious movement known as Falun Gong, the Chinese government banned it. This title offers an examination of Falun Gong teachings. It argues that in order to understand Falun Gong, one must grasp the beliefs, practices, and texts of the movement and its founder, Li Hongzhi.

Ancestral Memory in Early China by K. E. Brashier Ancestral Memory in Early China by K. E. Brashier

An history of the early Chinese ancestral cult, particularly its cognitive aspects. It intends to excavate the cult's color and vitality and to quell assumptions that it was no more than a simplistic and uninspired exchange of food for longevity, of prayers for prosperity.

Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea by Daniel Reid Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea by Daniel Reid

This book explores Chinese tea in its manifold varieties, its long and colorful historical development in China, and its refinement as a mainstay of Chinese culture. Daniel Reid describes the principles that lie at the heart of tea culture in China, the potent medicinal properties of Chinese tea, and how to cultivate Cha Dao in daily life.

Spectacle and Sacrifice by David Johnson Spectacle and Sacrifice by David Johnson

Chinese culture was a performance culture, and ritual was the highest form of performance. Village ritual life everywhere in pre-revolutionary China was complex, conservative, and extraordinarily diverse. This title discusses the ritual world of a group of rural settlements in Shanxi province in pre-1949 North China.

» View more books like these...

Books By Author Anne Birrell

Chinese Myths by Anne Birrell Chinese Myths, Paperback (July 2000)

Anne Birrell has translated 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.

» View all books by Anne Birrell

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » This major source of Chinese mythology (3rd century BC to 2nd century AD) brings together a treasure trove of rare data and colourful fiction about the mythical figures, rituals, medicine, natural history and ethnic peoples of the ancient world. The text is brought to life using English equivalents for all the many names (such as the gods Foremost, Fond Care and the doomed Girl Lovely) and there is a lucid and entertaining introduction containing insights from comparative mythology. (Kirkus UK)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Classic of Mountains and Seas 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
Chinese Myths by Anne Birrell
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close