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  • Chinese Mythology: Dragons, Monkeys, Spirits, Deities, and More

  • By: Jane Hampton
  • Narrated by: Christopher Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Summary

As you begin to read or listen to this book, you will become familiar with all the gods and goddesses of Chinese culture. The historical context will become clear, as well as the institutions, the law, the rules about sexuality, marriage, and children, and so much more. Understanding these aspects of their society before fully becoming engaged in the folklore that was the popular belief at the time, is essential to your comprehension of the cultural anecdotes in those tales. Towards the end of the book, you’ll also learn about Confucianism, Monism, Taoism, Buddhism, and other dominating religious or spiritual paths that have been common in China.

Are you curious yet? Then get ready for a unique combination of mystery and historicity.

©2019 Jane Hampton (P)2020 Jane Hampton

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-20

Interesting

I didn't know the Chinese believed all these kinds of things. I was happy with the stories and background information.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-20

Really good

There are actually a lot of lousy books on the market, but this is certainly not one of them. This deserved my time. Finally, a book which gives you what you want. One more point: The storyteller appeared to be so great that I would definitely listen to it again. Perhaps even more than just once. I can't recall every single thing that's being stated in these audiobooks, so it would be worth reminding myself of what was being pointed out. The articulation of the words in this particular audiobook was terrific, in addition to all the info contained in it. Based upon that, I am really happy that I purchased the book. It was well worth my time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-20

This is worth it

It looks as if we are dealing with a pro here. The narrator's presentation was to die for. I am giving this specific manual 5 stars simply because I genuinely liked it. I wish I was truly great at publishing customer reviews, but you'll simply need to be pleased with this mediocre suggestion, namely, that the book was fascinating all the way through, till the very end.

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  • Lucille
  • 30-05-20

Cool

This is cool. I loved this book. The gods, the goddesses, the creatures, all good. Dragons are cool in Chinese.

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  • Angela
  • 30-05-20

Yeah!

Crazy gods and legends from the ancient orient. I loved this book. No kidding. Get it with your credit.