The Chinese Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Legends

Tao Tao Liu


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Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Serial Number:9780500252383
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224 pages
Size: 138 x 202 mm
Date: 2022


The essential guide to the complex, fascinating world of Chinese myths: retelling the stories and exploring their significance in Chinese culture. This is a concise and entertaining guide to the complex tradition of Chinese mythology. While many around the world are familiar with some aspects of Chinese myth – through Chinese New Year festivities or the classic adventures of the Monkey King in Journey to the West – few outside of China understand the richness of Chinese mythology, influenced by Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.