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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Amanda Morrison rated it really liked it Dec 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It will be very much sought after by sinologists, but especially by non-sinologist comparativists. Clifton Toliver rated it really liked it Jan 13, Shan Gao rated it really liked it Sep 14, An Introduction mytbology Anne Birrell.

Nothing remotely of this stimulating nature and high quality exists in English. Kate rated it really liked it Apr 08, Andrew Sever rated it it was ok Mar 30, OK I know nothing about Chinese myths and feel like this is the best approach to introducing ancient civilizations to my kids.

Yola rated it really liked it Jul 18, Jennifer rated it liked it Apr 17, In Chinese MythologyAnne Birrell provides English translations of some representative myth narratives selected from mytholog classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language.

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Chinese Mythology: An Introduction

Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 02, Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles. Kristiansen rated it it was amazing May 26, Birrell has singlehandedly saved the scholarly world at least a decade in its attempts to come to grips with this fragmented, refractory body of narratives For example, if you are interested in the legendary Shang hero Yi Yin, you’ll have to begin chinesr his birth story in the “Miraculous Births” chinees, read again of his mother’s transformation into a Mulberry tree in “Metamorphoses,” and then wai This work is essentially a compendium of Chinese mythological source material, introduced and translated in short snippets from ancient texts.

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. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context.

Mykhe rated it liked it May 18, In Chinese MythologyAnne Birrell provides English translations of some bbirrell myth narratives selected from over classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language.

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Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. That’s frustrating, especially given the relative scarcity of contemporary scholarly treatments of its subject.

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This book should find many uses and readers—it is a superb resource for teaching about Chinese myth, literature, history, religion, culture, and thought. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese mytholofy 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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Dies ist ein wissenschaftliches Buch, das nicht dem Sehnen nach Versetzung in eine vergangene Zeit nachgibt. An Introduction A John Hopkins paperback chinewe.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Um die chinesische Mythologie zu verstehen, muss man also tiefer gehen als das einfache Lesen der entsprechende Texte: Availability Text Usually ships business days after receipt of order. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

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