ANNE BIRRELL CHINESE MYTHOLOGY PDF

Cosmogonic mythologies[ edit ] Tao Te Ching[ edit ] The Tao Te Ching , written sometime before the 4th century BC, suggests a less mythical Chinese cosmogony and has some of the earliest allusions to creation. There was something featureless yet complete, born before heaven and earth; Silent—amorphous—it stood alone and unchanging. We may regard it as the mother of heaven and earth. Not knowing its name, I style it the "Way. The myriad creatures bear yin on their back and embrace yang in their bosoms.

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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. 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. 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. 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.

The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Chinese Mythology 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 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. 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. 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. To see what your friends thought of mythllogy book, please sign up.

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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. Dies ist ein wissenschaftliches Buch, das nicht dem Sehnen nach Versetzung in eine vergangene Zeit nachgibt.

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ANNE BIRRELL CHINESE MYTHOLOGY PDF

Goltigami Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rituals of the Way: This book is dense!!! Sorlasair rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Chp1 is all about what a myth is in general and then how that definnition applies to Chinese myths. Chinese Mythology: An Introduction — Anne Birrell — Google Books 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. OK I know nothing about Chinese myths and feel like this is the best approach to introducing ancient civilizations to my kids.

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Chinese mythology : an introduction

Anne M. Excerpts: The mythology of Chinese culture and civilization is contained in a variety of sacred narratives which tell how the world and human society were created in their present form. They are sacred narratives because they relate acts of the deities in addition to other episodes, and they embody the most deeply felt spiritual values of a nation. The concerns of myth also extend beyond the accounts of the deities, including stories about world catastrophes of flood, fire, drought, famine, of eating, exile and migration, besides leadership qualities, human government, the hero figure and the foundation of dynasties, peoples and clans.

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Jan 09, Marsha added it. But I found the first two chapters extremely helpful in getting ready. Crystal rated it liked it Aug 20, 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. Refresh and try again. Chinese Mythology: An Introduction — Anne Birrell — Google Books Jennifer rated it liked it Apr 17, This work is essentially a compendium of Chinese mythological source material, introduced and translated in short snippets from ancient texts. Birrell has singlehandedly saved the scholarly world at least a decade in its nirrell to come to grips with this fragmented, refractory body of narratives Rituals of the Way: It provides little help in surveying the overall character, development, or diffusion of mythological themes.

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