Five Heavenly Emperors by Song Nan Zhang
Chinese Myths of Creation

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Just about every civilization has stories of creation. The myths and legends of the ancient Greeks and Romans are very well known, but these 12 myths from ancient China are just as fascinating. Between Pangu separating the sky from the earth and the Northern Emperor separating man from gods, we have an array of deities as busy and colorful as those in Greek and Roman myths. They create men out of clay, mend the broken sky after the flood, and shoot down suns so that life on earth will not die.

Inspired by the art of the Ming Dynasty, this is a wonderful collection of Chinese myths of creation, illustrated by award-winning artist Song Nan Zhang.
 

About Song Nan Zhang

See more books from this Author
Song Nan Zhang was born in Shanghai. He received a Masters degree from the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts, and his paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world. Song Nan Zhang lives in Montreal. His son, Hao Yu, was born in Beijing and arrived in Montreal with his parents in 1990. He has a journalism degree from Concordia University and has written for the Montreal Gazette. He now lives in London, England, and works for the BBC.
 
Published October 13, 1994 by Tundra Books. 36 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Five Heavenly Emperors

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

This book begins, appropriately enough, in the beginning, with Chinese lore about the first stirrings of the universe, and goes on to describe the creative acts of the five emperors of the title (

Oct 03 1994 | Read Full Review of Five Heavenly Emperors: Chine...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

This book begins, appropriately enough, ""in the beginning,"" with Chinese lore about the first stirrings of the universe, and goes on to describe the creative acts of the five emperors of the title (one for each of the five Chinese elements: earth, fire, wood, gold and water).

| Read Full Review of Five Heavenly Emperors: Chine...

Rate this book!

Add Review