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Title China's creation and origin myths : cross-cultural explorations in oral and written traditions / edited by Mineke Schipper, Ye Shuxian, and Yin Hubin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 354 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Series Religion in Chinese societies ; v. 2
Religion in Chinese societies ; v. 2
Contents Preface; List of Figures and Tables; List of Color Plates; List of Contributors; Ethnolinguistic Map of China; Dynasties and Periods of China; Part I Comparative Perspectives; Humanity's Beginnings in Creation and Origin Myths from Around the World; The World of Chinese Mythology: An Introduction; From Frog to Nüwa and Back Again: The Religious Roots of Creation Myths; Water-of-Immortality Myths in Altaic and Japanese Cultures; Myths of Giant Corpse Transformation; Part II Rediscovering the Beginning in Texts; Sacred Order: Cosmogonic Myth in the Chu Silk Manuscript
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Creation -- Mythology -- China.
Mythology, Chinese.
Form Electronic book
Author Schipper, Mineke.
Ye, Shuxian, 1954-
Yin, Hubin.
LC no. 2011005125
ISBN 9004194851 (electronic bk.)
9004214801 (electronic bk.)
9789004194854 (electronic bk.)
9789004214804 (electronic bk.)