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    DescriptionAs a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Eva Wong heard and memorized many tales told to her by Hong Kong's finest professional storytellers, by actors on the radio, and by her grandmother. These popular tales of the Taoist immortals were also often dramatized in Chinese operas. The stories are of famous characters in Chinese history and myth: a hero's battle with the lords of evil, the founder of the Ming dynasty's treacherous betrayal of his friends, a young girl who saves her town by imitating rooster calls. Entertaining and often provocative, these tales usually include a moral. The immortals are role models in Chinese culture, as well as examples of enlightenment. Some of the immortals were healers, some were social activists, some were aristocrats, and some were entrepreneurs. The tales chosen by Eva Wong here are of the best-known immortals among the Chinese. Their names are household words and their stories are told and retold by one generation to the next.


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    Title
    Tales of the Taoist Immortals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eva Wong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 264 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570628092
    ISBN 10: 1570628092
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: HPDF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    BIC subject category V2: HRKN5
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25280
    Ingram Theme: RELI/TAO
    BISAC V2.8: REL024000, REL065000, PHI023000
    DC21: 181.114
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 299.514213
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299/.514213
    LC classification: BL1923 .W66 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QDHC, QRRL5
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    17 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    Eva Wong is an independent scholar and a practitioner of the Taoist arts of the Pre-Celestial Way and Complete Reality lineages. She has written and translated many books on Taoism and related topics, including "A Master Course in Feng-Shui; Tales of the Taoist Immortals; "and" Taoism: An Essential Guide. "