ANNE BIRRELL CHINESE MYTHOLOGY PDF

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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Then Chpt 2 explained the creation myths. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. An Introduction by Anne Birrell. Sets new standards in the presentation of Chinese mythology.

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Dhinese a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dies ist ein wissenschaftliches Buch, das nicht dem Sehnen nach Versetzung in eine vergangene Zeit nachgibt. Nicholas rated it really liked it Apr 11, Janine Trisha rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Mar 01, Helmut rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Availability Text Usually ships business days after receipt of order. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, 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. Eva rated it it was amazing Nov 13, In Chinese MythologyAnne Birrell provides English translations of some representative myth narratives selected from over classical texts, many of which have never chniese been translated into any Western language.

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Want to Read saving…. 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 before birrelk translated into any Western language.

Chinese Mythology: An Introduction

No trivia or quizzes yet. It provides little help in surveying the overall character, development, or diffusion of mythological themes.

Jan 21, Barnaby Thieme rated it liked it Shelves: Kristiansen rated it it was amazing May 26, Return to Book Page. It explains the uniqueness of China’s birrell. Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 02, John rated it really liked it Aug 07, David Sims rated it really liked it Aug 08, It will be very much sought after by sinologists, but especially by non-sinologist comparativists.

Brian rated it really liked it Jan 28, An Introduction Anne Birrell Snippet view – To ask other readers questions about Chinese Cbineseplease sign up. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

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Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, This book is therefore primarily usable as a reference, presumably to folklorists, or for browsing chinewe random. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. I can’t read another word about mythology or my head will explode.

Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, 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.

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Mykhe rated it liked it May 18, Open Mytholpgy See a Problem? Beatriz rated it really liked it Apr 22, Very thorough, very informative 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.

I found it pretty frustrating that the material is organized by the prevailing motif of each individual excerpt.

Andrew Sever rated it it was ok Mar 30, But I found the first two chapters extremely helpful in getting ready. This book should find many uses and readers—it is a superb resource for teaching about Chinese myth, literature, history, religion, culture, and thought.

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Amanda Morrison rated it really liked it Dec 24, 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. Tom rated it liked it Chonese 06, Interesting how there are three bands geographically speaking that influence the myths.

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I don’t understand everything about this, but it is quite amazing. Jan 09, Marsha added it.

Jarrod Diamond-esque except not biology. Books by Anne Birrell. Nothing remotely of this stimulating nature and high quality exists in English.

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