A Chinese bestiary : strange creatures from the guideways through mountains and seas = [Shan hai jing] (Boek, 2018) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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A Chinese bestiary : strange creatures from the guideways through mountains and seas = [Shan hai jing]

Auteur: Richard E Strassberg
Uitgever: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2018. ©2002
Editie/materiaalsoort:   Gedrukt boek : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries, B.C.E., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine. The text also represents a wide range of  Meer lezen...
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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / bijdragers: Richard E Strassberg
ISBN: 9780520298514 0520298519
OCLC-nummer: 1005687156
Opmerkingen: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book."
Parallel title in Chinese characters.
Beschrijving: xxii, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Inhoud: List of IllustrationsPrefaceEditorial NotesIntroductionPlates I to LXXVI for the Guideways through Mountains and SeasNotesSelected BibliographyGlossary IndexIndex
Andere titels: Shan hai jing (Chinese classic).
Shan hai jing
Verantwoordelijkheid: edited and translated with commentary by Richard E. Strassberg.
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"A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries, B.C.E., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas, along with minerals, flora, and medicine. The text also represents a wide range of beliefs held by the ancient Chinese. Richard Strassberg brings the Guideways to life for modern readers by weaving together translations from the work itself with information from other texts and recent archaeological finds to create a lavishly illustrated guide to the imaginative world of early China." "Unlike the bestiaries of the late medieval period in Europe, the Guideways was not interpreted allegorically; the strange creatures described in it were regarded as actual entities found throughout the landscape. The work was originally used as a sacred geography, as a guidebook for travelers, and as a book of omens. Today, it is regarded as the richest repository of ancient Chinese mythology and shamanistic wisdom. The Guideways may have been illustrated from the start, but the earliest surviving illustrations are woodblock engravings from a rare 1597 edition. All seventy-six of those plates are reproduced here for the first time, and they provide a fine example of the Chinese engraver's art during the late Ming dynasty"--Back cover.
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". . . . [Strassberg's] work joins the ranks of Yuan Ke, Remi Mathieu and Riccardo Fracasso as being the best translation in its own language-here, English-as well as a must read for all those whose Meer lezen...

 
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