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Tales from China By Cyril Birch

Tales from China
by Cyril Birch

This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being. There are folk-tales too, about ghosts and rain-makers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fish paste. Throughout the collection, the author brings to life all the magic and mystery of China.
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Tales from China by Cyril Birch

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.

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About Cyril Birch



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

Additional information

GOR001248522
Tales from China by Cyril Birch
Cyril Birch
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-02-03
208
019275078X
9780192750785
N/A
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