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Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth (Myth and Mankind Series) Duncan Baird Publishers

Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth (Myth and Mankind Series)

Duncan Baird Publishers

Published November 28th 2005
ISBN : 9780760774861
Hardcover
144 pages
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 About the Book 

China is among the worlds oldest civilizations and home to the earliest achievements in the history of humankind. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese emperor ruled by Heavenly Mandate as the divinely appointed Son of Heaven,MoreChina is among the worlds oldest civilizations and home to the earliest achievements in the history of humankind. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese emperor ruled by Heavenly Mandate as the divinely appointed Son of Heaven, intermediary between the world of gods and mortals-Heaven and Earth-in an unbroken dynastic tradition some 4,000 years old. Origins of Chinas imperial rulers lie in a time when the worlds of men and gods were closer that they are now. Chinese mythology relates these origins and those of China, together with the many gifts given to its people by the gods. It was these rich stories which subsequently inspired and shaped the three major religions found in China today.