The Flood Myths Of Early China
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The Flood Myths Of Early China

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This book demonstrates how early Chinese stories of the re-creation of the world from a watery chaos provided principles underlying such fundamental units as the state, lineage, the married couple, and even the human body. These myths also supplied a charter for the major political and social institutions of Warring States (481-221 BC) and early imperial (220 BC-AD 220) Ch...more
Published June 1st 2006 by State University of New York Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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This is one of those books written to impress other scholars in the same field instead of written to educate the general public. As such it is long on commentary and commentary about commentary with little actual flood myth translation.
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