This book made a nice, unique gift for a nine year old who loves books and legends, and also happens to love learning Chinese language and family culture in her grade school. During the stay, the maiden falls in love with Dong Yong. This is a short book that can be read in just a few hours, it is a great introduction. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2020. From dragons to lions to various species of birds, each animal has its own set of legends and mythology. Amazon.com: Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends: A Gift Edition of 73 Enchanting Chinese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales (9781912392155): Martens, Frederick H., Wilhelm, Richard: Books 5.0 out of 5 stars 3. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic (Book of Japanese Mythology, Folk Tales…, Tales of East Africa: (African Folklore Book for Teens and Adults, Illustrated Stories and…, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology Literary Criticism, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The animal spirits or fairies often choose same-sex partners, usually young men or boys. It has legends for nearly every animal that appears in its vast collection of literature and artwork. It's decent quality, and authentic. Who doesn't love books? Helping, Conversation. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Unable to add item to List. 4.6 out of 5 stars 25. Dr Richard Wilhelm (10 May 1873 – 2 March 1930) was a German sinologist, theologian, and missionary. Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2020. It’s essentially based on the Indian Naraka with elements derived from Chinese life after death folklore traditions. Chinese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Chinese Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends from Ancient China. These include moderation, the value of promises, respect for one's elders, justice and injustice, and the power of wisdom.The stories are arranged thematically under headings such as nursery fairy tales, nature and animal tales, and myths. A beautiful daughter of a general, she was married forcibly to the cruel tyrant Zhou Xin (紂辛 Zhòu Xīn). 2.The Three Rhymsters. In: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11059-018-0421-5, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tian_Xian_Pei&oldid=993906263, Articles containing simplified Chinese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Chinese Entertainment Shanghai (Mainland China), Beijing Advantages Competition International Culture and Arts & Jiangxi TV Co., Ltd. (Mainland China), The story has been performed numerous times in, This page was last edited on 13 December 2020, at 03:13. Chinese fairies are changed by human beings, animals, plants and even utensils. The legend of Dong Yong and the Seventh Fairy (董永与七仙女) is a widely known love story between a goddess and a mortal. Not sure why the front cover is black though...makes the book feel a bit macabre. • Both the Chinese huli jing and the Japanese kitsune have been translated as "fox fairy". The seven daughters of the Jade Emperor travel to the mortal world. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends: A Gift Edition of 73 Enchanting Chinese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales. Then it would be a more enticing book for a child to pick up. It has since become a major subject of several Chinese opera, films and TV series. 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