Tales of the Taoist Immortals

Tales of the Taoist Immortals

Author: Eva Wong

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570628092

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Eva Wong heard and memorized many tales told to her by Hong Kong's finest professional storytellers, by actors on the radio, and by her grandmother. These popular tales of the Taoist immortals were also often dramatized in Chinese operas. The stories are of famous characters in Chinese history and myth: a hero's battle with the lords of evil, the founder of the Ming dynasty's treacherous betrayal of his friends, a young girl who saves her town by imitating rooster calls. Entertaining and often provocative, these tales usually include a moral. The immortals are role models in Chinese culture, as well as examples of enlightenment. Some of the immortals were healers, some were social activists, some were aristocrats, and some were entrepreneurs. The tales chosen by Eva Wong here are of the best-known immortals among the Chinese. Their names are household words and their stories are told and retold by one generation to the next.
Tales of the Taoist Immortals
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Eva Wong
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-07-24 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Eva Wong heard and memorized many tales told to her by Hong Kong's finest professional storytellers, by actors on the radio, and by her grandmother. These popular tales of the Taoist immortals were also often dramatized in Chinese operas. The stories are
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Pages: 179
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Language: en
Pages: 120
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Categories: Religion
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