Annotations for Understanding Chinese Myths


Baker & Taylor
Describes key characters in Chinese mythology, shows how such themes as the natural world and warfare are present in it, retells some Chinese myths, and discusses the influence of Chinese mythology on modern culture.

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Baker & Taylor
Myths Understood is an innovative new series that explores how myths reveal a culture's way of life. Each book begins with a brief overview of a civilization, including information about the physical landscape, government and religious beliefs, and then introduces myths from the culture, examining common themes that shed light on the people's way of life. Lastly, each book explores how myths inspired later literature and arts and how they continue to influence our world today. Simultaneous.

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