Tales from China

Tales from China

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This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being, and of how the archer Yi rid the Emperor Yao of the menace of the ten suns. There are folk-tales too, about ghosts and rain-makers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fishpaste. Throughout all these stories the author has kept the subtle oriental flavour of the originals and brings to life all the magic and mystery of China.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black and white chapterhead illustrations
  • 019275078X
  • 9780192750785
  • 108,796

About Cyril Birch

Cyril Birch is a professor in the Department of Oriental Languages at Berkeley in California.show more

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25 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 4% (1)
4 44% (11)
3 36% (9)
2 16% (4)
1 0% (0)

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I re-discovered this treasure when Googling a line from a poem that was from this book. I fondly recall reading this book as a child and being of Chinese descent but then being unable to read Chinese, it gave me a wonderful introductory insight to the rich mythology of my culture and heritage.show more
by Kee Lip Seng
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