The Mythic Chinese Unicorn: 2nd Edition

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FriesenPress, 15 feb. 2018 - 240 páginas
This is the first book in the English language to explore the origin and significance of the mythic Chinese unicorn and its influence on later unicorn myths. It proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Chinese unicorn was not the qilin, but a one-horned female goat-like beast called the zhi (pronounced jhuhr). It also examines the real animals upon which the myth was based. Its most significant finding, however, is that the unicorn zhi was the ultimate symbol of justice under the law in ancient China. Making judicious use of all available evidence, historical, epigraphical, archaeological, art historical and scientific, this book explains how the myth of the unicorn began in China and then gradually spread to other parts of Asia and Europe.
 

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Índice

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
5
Chapter 3
9
Chapter 4
15
Chapter 5
21
Chapter 6
27
Chapter 7
31
Chapter 8
35
Chapter 16
93
Chapter 17
101
Chapter 18
109
Chapter 19
115
Chapter 20
127
Chapter 21
137
Chapter 22
143
Chapter 23
153

Chapter 9
41
Chapter 10
49
Chapter 11
55
Chapter 12
59
Chapter 13
65
Chapter 14
83
Chapter 15
89
Chapter 24
159
Chapter 25
169
Chapter 26
175
Chapter 27
185
Chapter 28
195
Chapter 29
205
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After forty years of service to the Royal Ontario Museum, Jeannie retired from the Far Eastern Department to continue her unicorn research, in a little cottage on Toronto Island called But-A-Dream.

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