The Flood Myths Of Early China
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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