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A Chinese Bestiary Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas by Richard E. Strassberg

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Collections & anthologies of various literary forms,
  • Folklore,
  • BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Asian - Chinese,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Art,
  • China,
  • General,
  • Asia - China,
  • Asian,
  • Art / General,
  • Description and travel,
  • Mythology, Chinese

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7710658M
ISBN 100520218442
ISBN 109780520218444

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Jun 17,  · A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient chevreschevalaosta.com Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries b.c.e., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine/5. A partial list of Chinese mythological creatures which have appeared in Xianxia and Xuanhuan novels. This Bestiary is meant to complement the Beings & Creatures section of the main glossary. Dragon (龙 lóng) - a mythical, chimeric creature of utmost importance in Chinese mythology and culture. It represents Yang, the Chinese Emperor, masculinity, imperial power,. Mar 01,  · About the Book. A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient chevreschevalaosta.com Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries b.c.e., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine. Aug 02,  · A Chinese Bestiary. Richard E. Strassberg. The Shan Hai Jing is the seminal Chinese bestiary, in fact one of the most creature-packed creature books in existence! (It’s also where Borges got his Chinese fauna from) And if you’re in the unfortunate position of being unable to read Chinese, like myself, you’re going to need a translation.

This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. A Chinese Bestiary - Strange Creature From The Guide ways Through Mountains And Seas (Books Reading) Magnificent Eternally - YouTube Audio Book. A bestiary, or Bestiarum vocabulum is a compendium of beasts. Bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals, birds and even rocks. Wikipedia A list for bestiaries and encyclopedias of mythical or fictional creatures, be they modern, medieval, or . Jul 07,  · Variations: Qinyuan-bird, Yuanyuan, Zhiyuan Mount Kunlun is the Pillar of Heaven, a place of great energy and endowed of a fiery brilliant aura. Four rivers – Black, Red, Yellow, and Oceanic – flow from Mount Kunlun, and the mountain is administered by the god Luwu, or the Queen Mother of the West Xi-Wangmu in later texts.

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