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A Dictionary of Chinese Mythology

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Title:A Dictionary of Chinese Mythology
Price:GBP£40.00 (about USD$49.90)
Book ID:B009-3692
Quantity:1
Publisher:Julian Press, Inc, New York, 1961
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Very Good Condition
Julian Press, Inc, 1961, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition

Light brown end-papers. Introduction by Hyman Kublin. Werner's compendium of Chinese mythology, inimitably described by the author himself as a "Who's Who of the Chinese Otherworld," has been a choice collector's item for many years. It was originally published in 1932 with the illustrious imprint of Kelly and Walsh of Shanghai. But like many another notable work in the field of Chinese studies brought out by this famous publishing house, Werner's volume has long been unavailable to numerous would-be readers and purchasers. This stupendous work required nearly a half century to compile, traces the major myths, superstitions, and beliefs that are found in Eastern literature, art, and customs. Explains how the God of Happiness had his origin in an emperor's liking for dwarfs ... why Chinese children wear a cord around their necks ... what incense means in the temple ... and other fascinating aspects of Oriental imagination. In addition to Dr. Werner's witty and informative introduction, the book contains a special section on the pronunciation of Chinese words, a table of Chinese dynasties, and a bibliography. Alphabetically indexed, and cross-referenced. First Thus. Size: Large Octavo. 627 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Top edge red. Gilt titles spine on red panel with Yin-Yang trigram mandala design in red to front cover. black cloth. Includes index of Myths. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Oriental Mythology; Chinese Myths; Chinese Mythology; China; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3692.
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