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

By Qiguang Zhao

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

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