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Chinese Myths and Legends, by Chen Lianshan etc, English, Paperback, 2009

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Author Chen

Lianshan etc

Press China Intercontinental Press

Isbn 7508513231/9787508513232

Publication Date Jan 2009

Pages 143

Size 16K

Edition First

Cover Paperback

Language English

Page material gelatine plate paper

Product Description:

Chinese Myths and Legends collects materials in all kinds of ancient Chinese books and puts the myths and legends in a suitable position to form a general mythological narrative order system. In some chapters, it also compares and explains Chinese mythology with Western mythology, especially Greek Mythology.

Content:

Preface 1

The Origin of the Universe 5

1 Chaos 6

2 The Beginning of the World 6

The Origin of Mankind 9

1 The Image of Nvwa 110

2 The Creator of Human Beings 10

3 Nvwa Mendingthe Heaven 11

4 Nvwa and Marriage 14

5 The End of Niiwa 16

Universe in Myth 17

1 The Heaven and Earth 18

2 Ten Suns and Twelve Moons 20

3 Mount Kunlun, City of Deities on Earth 22

4 Deities' World in the Sea 26

5 Capital of Ghost and Taodu Mountain 28

Fuxi, the God of East Heaven 31

1 The Birth of Fuxi 32

2 Fuxi and Nfiwa: Human Creator and Goddess of Marriage 33

3 Cultural Civilization of Fuxi 37

4 Fuxi, the God of East Heaven 41

Yandi, the God of South Heaven 43

1 The Contribution of Emperor Yandi 44

2 Later Generations of Emperor Yandi 47

3 Chaos in the Emperor Yandi's Era 50

Emperor Huangdi, the God of Central Heaven 51

1 The Birth of Emperor Huangdi 52

2 The War Between Emperor Huangdi and Emperor Yandi 52

3 War Between Emperor Huangdi and Chiyou 53

4 Xingtian Scrambles for the Throne 60

5 Daily Life of the Central God Huangdi 62

6 Contributions of Emperor Huangdi and His Subordinates 64

Shaohao, the God of West Heaven And Zhuanxu, the God of North Heaven 71

1 Shaohao in Chinese Myth 72

2 Birth of Zhuanxu 76

3 Cutting off the Link Between Heaven and Earth 78

4 War Between Zhuanxu and Gonggong 79

5 The Origin of the Mengshuangshi Tribe 81

6 The End of Zhuanxu 83

7 The Offspring of Zhuanxu 83

Myths in the Era of Emperor Diku 85

1 Diku and His Five Wives 86

2 The Conflict Between Ebo and Shichen 89

3 Ebo Steals Fire 89

3 Diku's Daughters 92

Myths and Legends in the Era of Yao 97

1 The Birth of Yao 98

2 Miracles in Yao's Rule 98

3 Miracle judge Gaoyao xoo

4 Ten Suns in the Sky and the Severe Drought lO2

5 Yi Shot Suns 104

6 Yi and Luoshen's Love Affairs 107

7 The Legend of Hebo's Wedding 110

8 Chang'e Flying to the Moon 111

9 Gun Tamed the Raging Waters 114

10 Emperor Yao's Demise 116

Myths and Legends in the Era of Shun 117

1 Birth of Shun and His Youth 118

2 Shun Ascends to the Throne 120

3 Buried at the Jiuyi Mountain 121

Myths and Legends in the Era of Dayu 123

1 The Birth of Dayu i24

2 Orders to Control the Floodwater 124

3 Dayu's Tragedy of Marriage 127

4 Having All the Rivers Under Control 129

Other Myths and Legends 131

1 Ruafu Chasing the Sun 132

2 Yugong Moving Mountains 134

3 Cowboy and Vega i35

Appendix 1: Major Characters in Chinese Myths and Legends 139

Appendix 2: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties 143

……

Preface:

Myths and legends have been an important part of the spiritual wealth of mankind throughout history. They are a repository of the wisdom and imagination of our ancestors. Myths tell the stories of deities and heroes, of the origin of the universe l of how God controls the universe? how deities fight for it, the mysterious relationship between human and deities, as well as the extraordinary tales of bravery and courage of ancient heroes. According to these stories, God is the origin of human life; the significance of human existence lies in God; and human destiny is decided by God. Mythological stories touch upon a wide variety of fields such as ancient beliefs, morality, philosophy, science and history, representing a microcosm of ancient spiritual life. Every nation has its share of legends, and SO does China. There were three main nationality groups in ancient times-Huaxia(Han nationality), Dongy (Eastern Tribes) and Miaoman (Southern Tribes). Now, after thousands of year, these have given rise to a multiple Chinese nationality. Chinese mythology has evolved gradually with Han tales at the core, while absorbing part of the tales of the Eastern and Southern Tribes. China’s mythological history is quite different from that of Greece.



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