A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-05-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This extensive dictionary of mythologies of the Asian continent includesall the major characters, places, and events of Asian mythology, as well ascertain prevalent themes and cultural traditions. A network of cross-referencesreveals a rich overall tapestry of mythology that conveys the diversity,interrelatedness, and complex beauty that is Asia. The dominant mythologies hereare those of the national and geographic entities we now refer to as India,China, Tibet, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan. In an illuminatingintroduction, Leeming sets the tone by defining what we mean by "mythology" and"myth," "Asian" and "Asian mythology," making this reference work ideal for allthose broadly curious about Eastern religion.

Author Biography

David Leeming was formerly Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of many books, including The World of Myth, Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero, and Dictionary of Creation Myths, all published by OUP.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(7)
A Dictionary of Asian Mythology
Resources 213(2)
Index 215

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