Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies
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Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

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This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Libraryshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 18mm | 419.99g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Pantheon Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0394739949
  • 9780394739946
  • 93,424

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Brimming with magic and mortals, these enchanting legends and myths bring to mind familiar fables, yet posses an aura that is wholly Chinese . . . Enlightening and enjoyable reading. Booklist These tales from China are richly underscored by an ancient philosophical battle the Taoist challenge to the hierarchical rigidity of the Confucian order which gives the stories an edge and power uniquely their own. An enthralling collection. Los Angeles Times"show more

About Moss Roberts

Moss Roberts is a professor of East Asian Studies at NYU and the author of works such as, Three Kingdoms and Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies.show more

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This fresh and elegant translation of 100 tales from 25 centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts.show more
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