Myths and Legends of China

Myths and Legends of China

Author: E.T.C. Werner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781633552340

Category: History

Page: 289

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In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E. T. C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily lives of the Chinese people long before the revolutions of the 20th century. Offering a provocative glimpse into a world dominated by traditional rules of etiquette and inhabited by demons, dragon-gods, and spirits, the volume opens with an introductory chapter on the origins of the Chinese people. In succeeding chapters, Mr. Werner's readable, well-illustrated text considers the gods of China and myths of stars, thunder, lightning, wind and rain; of water and fire; of epidemics, medicine, and exorcism; as well as tales about the goddess of mercy, the guardian of the gate of heaven, accounts of how the Monkey became a god, and much more.
Myths and Legends of China
Language: un
Pages: 289
Authors: E.T.C. Werner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-22 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E. T. C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas
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Language: un
Pages: 260
Authors: Edward T. C. Werner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1915-04-01 - Publisher: CreateSpace

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Language: un
Pages: 143
Authors: Lianshan Chen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: un
Pages: 256
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Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-01 - Publisher: Southwater

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Language: en
Pages: 680
Authors: E.T.C. Werner, General Press
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E. T. C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas