Cyril Birch, Rosamund Fowler

Tales from China

Paperback (Oxford University Press Feb. 1, 2001) , New Ed edition
This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being, and of how the archer Yi rid the Emperor Yao of the menace of the ten suns. Engrossing folk tales about ghosts and rainmakers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fishpaste flesh out Chinese culture, character, and customs. Throughout all these stories, the author has kept the subtle oriental flavour of the originals, bringing to life all the magic and mystery of China.
Oxford Myths and Legends
019275078X / 9780192750785
5.6 oz.
7.5 x 0.9 in.

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