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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780192750785
ISBN-10: 019275078X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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