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搜神後記. Selections. 1985   By: (372?-427)

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In Qian Tao's "搜神後記. Selections. 1985," readers are taken on a fascinating journey through the world of Chinese mythology and folklore. The author's meticulous research and engaging writing style bring to life a host of mythical creatures, deities, and supernatural beings, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in Chinese culture.

One of the standout features of this book is the way Qian Tao seamlessly weaves together stories from different regions and time periods, creating a cohesive and comprehensive overview of Chinese mythology. From well-known figures like the Monkey King to lesser-known spirits and monsters, each entry is accompanied by detailed explanations and historical context, giving readers a deeper understanding of the rich tapestry of Chinese folklore.

Additionally, the book's unique format allows readers to easily navigate through the various myths and legends, making it a valuable reference tool for students and scholars alike. Whether you are a longtime fan of Chinese mythology or a newcomer looking to learn more, "搜神後記. Selections. 1985" is a captivating and enlightening read that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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丁令威,本遼東人,學道于靈虛山。後化鶴歸遼,集城門華表柱。時 有少年,舉弓欲射之。鶴乃飛,徘徊空中而言曰:「有鳥有鳥丁令威 ,去家千年今始歸。城郭如故人民非,何不學仙冢壘壘。」遂高上沖 天。今遼東諸丁云其先世有升仙者,但不知名字耳。嵩高山北有大穴 ,莫測其深。百姓歲時游觀。晉初,嘗有一人誤墮穴中。同輩冀其儻 不死,投食于穴中。墜者得之,為尋穴而丁。計可十餘日,忽然見明 。又有草屋,中有二人對坐圍棋。局下有一杯白飲。墜者告以飢渴, 棋者曰:「可飲北。」遂飲之,气力十倍。棋者曰:「汝欲停此否? 」墜者不愿停。棋者曰:「從此西行,有天井,其中多蛟龍。但投身 人井自自當出。若餓,取井中物食。」墜者如言,半年許,乃出蜀中 。歸洛下,問張華,華曰:「此仙館大夫,所飲者玉漿也,所食者, 龍穴石髓也。」

會稽剡縣民袁相、根碩二人獵,經深山重岭甚多,見一群山庄六七頭 ,逐之。經一石橋,甚狹而峻。羊去,根等亦隨渡,向絕崖。崖正赤 ,壁之,名曰赤城。上朝水流下,廣狹如醫布。剡人謂之瀑... Continue reading book >>

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