Tales from China

Paperback | February 15, 2000

byCyril Birch

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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 nearlymade 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.

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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 nearlymade into fishpaste. Throughout all these ...

Dr Cyril Birch is a professor in the Department of Oriental Languages at Berkeley in California

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.59 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019275078X

ISBN - 13:9780192750785

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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