Tales from China
By (author) Cyril Birch
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Tales from China by Cyril Birch
Book DescriptionThis collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being, and of how the archer Yi rid the Emperor Yao of the menace of the ten suns. There are folk-tales too, about ghosts and rain-makers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fishpaste. Throughout all these stories the author has kept the subtle oriental flavour of the originals and brings to life all the magic and mystery of China.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192750785
(198mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cyril Birch
Mistress and Maid (Jiohong Ji), Paperback (February 2001)
One of our most acclaimed translators of Chinese drama and a specialist of Ming period literature translates one of the greatest Chinese tragedies of the first half of the seventeenth century, available for the first time in English.
Scenes for Mandarins, Paperback (March 1999)
The first introduction to the classical Chinese theater of Ming drama contains highlights from six of the best plays of the period and lively commentary on each, providing the context necessary for Western readers to grasp the scope of the genre.
Anthology of Chinese Literature, Paperback (December 1989)» View all books by Cyril Birch
Presents classic Chinese tales of love and morality, marriage and justice, and the strange and supernatural.
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Author Biography - Cyril Birch
Cyril Birch is a professor in the Department of Oriental Languages at Berkeley in California.
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