Myths of the Creation of Chinese

Authors: Tian, Zhaoyuan, Ye, Shuxian, Qian, Hang

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  • A masterpiece that gathers contributions by the most accomplished mythologists in China
  • The most representative source on Chinese creation myths to date
  • Employs a narrative that authentically depicts and conveys the Chinese spirit
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About this book

Drawing on the sun, moon, dragon, phoenix, Nuwa, Yandi, Huangdi and other widely circulated cultural elements as examples, this book addresses the development and evolution of the most representative Chinese creation myths regarding nature, totems, ancestors and saints. The book not only interprets key creation myths, but also elaborates on the connection between the myths and some of the core values and concepts in Chinese civilization. For example, the long and jade culture is rooted in the Yellow Emperor’s revered jade weapon. Further, the book reveals the kernels of truth in the myths by presenting new research findings and research methods.

About the authors

Tian Zhaoyuan, the creator of the Folkloric doctoral student cultivation station at East China Normal University, is the first director of the Institute of Folklore, executive director of the Chinese Folklore Society, and vice president of the School of Social Development at East China Normal University. He has published more than ten monographs, including Myths and Chinese Society and Mythology and Aesthetics, as well as over 100 papers.   
Ye Shuxian is a professor at Zhiyuan College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and president of the Chinese Mythology Society and the Society of Chinese Literary Anthropology. A mythologist and literary anthropologist, he has a published more than ten monographs on Chinese mythological philosophy, literature and Anthropology, and over 100 papers.
Qian Hang is a professor at the College of Humanities and Communications, Shanghai Normal University, the supervisor of the master’s level sociology program, executive director of the Social History Society of China, and a Chinese historian. He has published more than ten monographs, such as Study on the History of Patriarchal Clan System in Zhou Dynasty, and A New Exploration of the History of Chinese Clansmen, as well as over 100 papers.





Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Heaven, Earth, the Sun, and the Moon: Chinese Nature Myths

    Pages 1-21

    Tian, Zhaoyuan (et al.)

  • The Creation of Man and Things: Chinese Creation Myths

    Pages 23-41

    Tian, Zhaoyuan (et al.)

  • The Flying Dragon and the Dancing Phoenix: Chinese Totem Myths

    Pages 43-74

    Tian, Zhaoyuan (et al.)

  • Emperors Yan and Huang, Our Ancestors: Chinese Ancestor Myths

    Pages 75-103

    Tian, Zhaoyuan (et al.)

  • Sages Yao and Shun: Chinese Sage Myths

    Pages 105-137

    Tian, Zhaoyuan (et al.)

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Hardcover $34.99
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Softcover $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myths of the Creation of Chinese
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
Distribution Rights
No distribution right for the Mainland of China
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5928-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5928-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5927-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-5930-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 161
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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