A Study of Dragons, East and West (Asian Thought and by Qiguang Zhao

By Qiguang Zhao

Few symbols saturate human civilization so widely and punctiliously as these of the ever present and enigmatic dragon. This compelling e-book examines, compares, and analyzes the looks and symbolization of the jap and Western dragons and treats them because the crystallization of human cultures. It exhibits that chinese language dragons resemble each other yet recommend assorted principles in several contexts, whereas Western dragons have diverse appearances yet frequently denote a unmarried inspiration. As essentially the most outstanding achievements of dragonology, this e-book bargains mind-blowing new insights into dragons as zoological «fact», mental archetypes, and ideological symbols.

Show description

Read or Download A Study of Dragons, East and West (Asian Thought and Culture) PDF

Best mythology & folk tales books

Talking Trauma

"Man, i have noticeable, think it or now not, a head-on coincidence within the parking zone of a Macy's sale. What have they got, these white revenues, is that what they've got? The car parking zone used to be thoroughly barren other than those automobiles that hit one another head on. This little outdated woman and a few different fool. How do you do this?

Hoein' the Short Rows (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)

If there has been any excitement in any respect in hoeing, it was once within the brief row quickly hoed instead of the one who within the day’s excessive warmth looked as if it would stretch to shimmering eternity. And that’s what this selection of Texas folklore is, a chain of brief rows, simply and pleasantly hoed, promising an outstanding crop as a present for the reader’s labors.

The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa

Gaining knowledge of a deeply significant African fable is like discovering an previous photograph of myself in a spot lengthy forgotten. .. . those myths are greater than simply folks stories or fables. .. . listed here are epics as grand as Gilgamesh, heroes as hardy as Hercules, heroines as vexing as Venus. And but, as Clyde Ford came across, the nice myths of Africa have been omitted of the foremost works of contemporary mythology, lacking from the sacred tales of worldwide tradition.

Extra resources for A Study of Dragons, East and West (Asian Thought and Culture)

Example text

Daniel did not flinch from Aiden‘s touch or shrug him off. In the woods, away from the judgmental glare of civilization, he always showed more comfort with open affection. Resting his arms a moment, Daniel looked from under his wide-brimmed hat into Aiden‘s eyes. Daniel‘s thick, dark bangs curled and lay damp against his forehead. He pushed the brim of his straw hat higher on his head with the back of his hand and kissed Aiden on the nose. ―I wish you were as comfortable with me everywhere else as you are in the woods,‖ Aiden said.

Let‘s get moving,‖ he said. ‖ Aiden scurried up the slope and posed next to Daniel with his digital camera held out in front of their faces. Daniel thought he was silly, but when Aiden stood on his tiptoes and pressed his cheek against his, a chuckle fluttered from between his lips. ―Smile,‖ Aiden said, and snapped their picture. With Aiden‘s pack back on, they switchbacked to ridgeline. The moist earth relenting under his weight as he hiked up the mountain gave Daniel a sense of power he always savored.

Once taken where there was no turning back, he‘d be seized with the strength of his manliness, his cravings and needs propelling him like a raptor after its prey. Aiden always detected the passion in his ebony eyes, which would blaze like lignite whenever they made love. The way he would become, not a different man, but more of the man that already breathed inside him. Powerful. Vital. Lying in the sticky aftermath of their lovemaking, Aiden snuggled closer to Daniel inside their zero-degree bags, which they had zipped together.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 41 votes