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"山海經" is a fascinating collection of ancient Chinese myths and legends that blend together elements of history, geography, and folklore. The anonymous author has managed to create a rich tapestry of stories that detail the mythical creatures, deities, and fantastical lands that make up the world of the "Shan Hai Jing."

One of the standout features of this book is the detailed descriptions of the various creatures that populate its pages. From dragons and phoenixes to sea monsters and giants, the author's vivid imagination shines through in every tale. Readers will find themselves transported to a world where the boundaries between reality and mythology blur, leaving them captivated by the fantastical beings that inhabit its pages.

Additionally, the author does an excellent job of intertwining these mythical elements with real-world geography and history. By incorporating references to actual locations and events, the stories gain an added layer of depth and intrigue. This serves to ground the fantastical elements of the book in a more tangible reality, making the world of the "Shan Hai Jing" feel both familiar and mysterious at the same time.

Overall, "山海經" is a captivating read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in Chinese mythology, folklore, or history. The author's skillful storytelling and attention to detail make this book a must-read for anyone looking to explore the rich tapestry of ancient Chinese culture.

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南山經之首曰鵲山。其首曰招搖之山,臨于西海之上,多桂,多金玉。有草焉,其狀如 韭而青華,其名曰祝余,食之不飢。有木焉,其狀如谷而黑理,其華四照,其名曰迷谷,佩 之不迷。有獸焉,其狀如禺而白耳,伏行人走,其名曰【□生】【□生】,食之善走。麗 【上鹿下旨】之水出焉,而西流注于海,其中多育沛,佩之無瘕疾。


又東三百八十里,曰【□爰】翼之山,其中多怪獸,水多怪魚,多白玉,多蝮蟲,多怪... Continue reading book >>

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