"The first serious andcomprehensive introduction to Chinese mythology aimed at both the specialist and general reader. From Frog To Nüwa And Back Again: The Religious Roots Of Creation Myths. Chinese Mythology: An Introduction. China — the Middle Kingdom — is an ancient country full of mystery and paradox. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Chinese Mythology : An Introduction by Anne M. Birrell. Get this from a library! Get FREE 7-day instant eTextbook access! Chinese Mythology : An Introduction (Book) : Birrell, Anne : Book NewsAncient Chinese mythology was both blessed and cursed by the absence of a Homer to petrify it into an eloquent literary form; instead it continued a living oral existence until only recently. Although hard-working and down-to-earth, the Chinese people have always had a streak of poetry in their souls. 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Only the Chinese could mix sublime philosophy and mindless paperwork and get away with it. China, unlike ancient Greece and Rome, had no Homer or Ovid to retell its ancient myths in an eloquent literary record. Definitions of Myth -- Approaches to Chinese Myth -- The Comparative Method in the Study of Chinese Myth -- Modern Chinese and Japanese Studies of Chinese Myth -- The Nature of Chinese Mythic Narratives -- The Polyfunctionality of Myth as an Organizing Principle -- Future Research on Chinese Myth: A New Dimension -- 1. The World Of Chinese Mythology: An Introduction. Good. Hardcover. plus shipping $31.33. free shipping worldwide. Chinese mythology : an introduction. 1999. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Chinese Mythology: An Introduction Anne Birrell. 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