ANNE BIRRELL CHINESE MYTHOLOGY PDF

Anne Birrell here introduces the general reader to a selection of narratives organized by themes and motifs that help set Chinese myths in the context of world. Anne Birrell is the author of Chinese Mythology: An Introduction, New Songs from a Jade Terrace, and Popular Songs and Ballads of Han China. A graduate. Get this from a library! Chinese mythology: an introduction. [Anne Birrell] — China , unlike ancient Greece and Rome, had no Homer or Ovid to retell its ancient.

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I can’t read another word about mythology or my head will explode. Beatriz rated it really liked it Apr 22, Amanda Morrison rated it really liked it Dec 24, Rituals of the Way: The result is an unprecedented guide to chinexe study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

I don’t understand everything about this, but it is quite amazing. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context.

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Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Kate rated it really liked it Sep 10, Anne Birrell is to be congratulated for bringing this arcane subject matter into the grasp of a wide variety of readers outside the China-studies area.

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Jennifer rated it liked it Apr 17, Ardith rated it really liked it May 04, It is splendidly organized with well-chosen texts, lucid commentary, and useful supplementary matter An Introduction by Anne Birrell. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth mytbology, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth.

Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural va In Chinese MythologyAnne Birrell provides English translations of some representative myth narratives selected from over classical texts, many of which have never mytholog been translated into any Western language.

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Sorlasair rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Crystal rated it liked it Aug 20, An Introduction A John Hopkins paperback edition. In Chinese MythologyAnne Birrell provides English translations of some representative myth narratives selected from over classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Want to Read saving…. But it has the background that makes me confident I get creation stories from China and I “get” the functions of these myths within the context of the developing cultures.

Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 02, Refresh and try again. Dies tut das vorliegende Werk. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike. For example, if you are interested in the legendary Shang hero Yi Yin, you’ll have to begin with his birth story in the “Miraculous Births” section, read again of his mother’s transformation into a Mulberry tree in “Metamorphoses,” and then wait to learn of his principle exploits in “Founding Myths” later on.

Man muss sie vergleichen. Preview — Chinese Mythology by Anne Birrell. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context.