That’s why we have put together a compendium of Chinese Mythology books in PDF format so that you can enjoy its long religious tradition, with different influences, and that we are sure will instantly grab you.
We invite you to discover it with our Chinese mythology books, which bring together hundreds of stories from the oral and written tradition.
According to the records found by the world’s great mythologists, such as the Shui Jing Zhu and the Shan Hai Jing, Chinese mythology has been developed since the 12th century B.C. However, the transmission of the stories was done orally for about 1000 years.
One of its most outstanding characteristics is the appearance of numerous magical creatures, among which dragons stand out. Birds, tigers and turtles also stand out.
Each species led a group of animals, according to the function they fulfilled. Likewise, there were also other types of characters such as giants and, of course, gods, among which Tam Kung (god of the sea who predicts the weather) and Zhurong (god of fire) stand out.
Like many other mythologies, Chinese mythology also explains natural phenomena through the exploits of its characters.
It tells the origin of the world, the existence of a hell and a paradise and other events that can also have an important social weight.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating religious and philosophical world of this overpopulated nation, just browse our collection of over 15 books on Chinese mythology in PDF format, available for immediate download on this website.
Here we present our complete selection of Chinese Mythology books:
1) The World of Chinese Mythology: An Introduction
Yang Lihui, An DemingSource: University in Beijing
2) Taoism and the Arts of China
Stephanie Kao, Brian Hogarth and Stanley MurashigeSource: Education Asian Art Museum
4) Divinity and Salvation: The Great Goddesses of China
Lee IrwinSource: NTU Digital Library of Buddhist Studies
6) Understanding Chinese Culture and Communication: The Yin Yang Approach
Tony FangSource: DiVA Portal
7) Ritual, Mimesis and the Animal World in Early China
Roel Sterckx,Joseph NeedhamSource: Cambridge Repository University of Cambridge
8) The Dog as a Metaphor or Symbol in Chinese Popular Phraseology
Henrieta HatalovaSource: Slovak Academy Of Science
9) Lu Xun's Old Tales Retold Reveals Power in Ancient Chinese Mythology
Laura Belle KearnsSource: University of Georgia JURO@GA
10) Nakhi Tiger Myth in its Context
Bai GengshengSource: Oral Tradition Journal at Harvard University
13) Chinese Mythology: Dragons and Their Importance (Article)
Willow CSource: The Oxbow School
14) Nuwa A Goddessin Chinese Mythology (Article)
Wikimedia CommonsSource: Wikimedia Commons
15) An Anthology of Sources on Chinese Mythology (Article)
Whalen LaiSource: Asian Ethnology
16) Four Imagination Matrices of Chinese Myth (Article)
Zhao Cheng xinSource: David Publishing Company
17) The Unique Values of Chinese Traditional Cultural Time Orientation: In Comparison with Western Cultural Time Orientation (Article)
Mengyu LiSource: The University of Rhode Island
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