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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. T ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 29th 2003 by University of California Press (first published June 17th 2002)
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Helmut
Schöne Aufbereitung von Illustrationen zum Shan Hai Jing

Dieser sehr schön aufgemachte Band ist eine hervorragende Ergänzung zu vollständigen Übersetzungen des Shan Hai Jing (wie bspw. von Anne Birrell, The Classic of Mountains and Seas). Im Gegensatz zu den kompletten Übersetzungen kommen in diesem Band insbesondere die Illustrationen zur Geltung; allerdings sind eben nur relevante Textpassagen vorhanden. Deutlich wissenschaftlicher im Ansatz als bspw. Birrell, mit ausführlich kommentierten Text
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