This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts.
With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library.
About the Author
Roberts is Professor of Chinese at New York University.
“Brimming with magic and mortals, these enchanting legends and myths bring to mind familiar fables, yet posses an aura that is wholly Chinese . . . Enlightening and enjoyable reading.”
“These tales from China are richly underscored by an ancient philosophical battle— the Taoist challenge to the hierarchical rigidity of the Confucian order— which gives the stories an edge and power uniquely their own. An enthralling collection.”
—Los Angeles Times