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This short book, "The Divine Woman," was originally published by the University of California Press in 1973. It is one of a series of studies of T'ang Dynasty China, following the vast "The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T'ang Exotics" (1963) and the briefer "The Vermilion Bird: T'ang Images of the South" (1967).
The Divine Woman book. In the introduction he started by talking Tuesday night at work I read Edward Schafer's book The Divine Woman: Dragon Ladies and Rain Maidens
The Divine Woman book. In the introduction he started by talking Tuesday night at work I read Edward Schafer's book The Divine Woman: Dragon Ladies and Rain Maidens. Schafer was one of the foremost scholars in Tang studies in America. He's written several books, now mostly out of print, describing the dynasty. He has a rather poetic writing style and while writing scholarly books I think he's something that would appeal to the general reader as well. The Divine Woman is his book about Tang water Goddesses.
Schafer presents a world of wondrous beauty, where ancient goddesses live on in medieval literature. No wonder Gary Snyder wanted to write the foreword. The stories and poems combine shamanism with eroticism, and devotion with adventure. The goddesses appear in the forces of nature, and seldom in world mythology do we see nature treated with such tender admiration. Over the centuries down to through the T'ang dynasty, Schafer shows the powers of Chinese nature goddesses in decline. From primordial deities wearing feathers or shells, they slowly fade into ghostly, silken-gowned courtisans.
Sarah Yim & Edward H. Schafer. Journal of the American Oriental Society 97 (1):96 (1977). Similar books and articles. From "Dragonology" to Meteorology: Aristotelian Natural Philosophy and the Beginning of the Decline of the Dragon in China.
By edward h. University of California Press . One of the goddesses prominent in this book is "The Divine Woman of Shaman Mountain," or, arbitrarily, "of Shamanka Mountain. They appeared in mythology and in literature as visible forms of the moist soil and the watercourses that make it wet. Both were receptive to the blazing, impregnating rays of the masculine sun and the benign influence of the radiant, superincumbent sky. Womankind symbolized the great water cycle that lifted the moisture from seas and lakes, transmuted it into clouds and mists, and spread it fruitfully into the dry soil.
Chinese literature - Tang dynasty, 618-907 - History and criticism. Online version: Schafer, Edward H. Divine woman. Berkeley, University of California Press (OCoLC)607792941. Women and literature - China - History - To 1500. Water gods in literature. All Authors, Contributors: Edward H Schafer. Find more information about: Edward H Schafer. ISBN: 052002520024656.
The Divine Woman: Dragon Ladies and Rain Maidens in T'ang Literature. By Edward H. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1973. viii, 191 pp. Bibliography, Glossary, Index.
Author: Schafer, Edward H; Format: Book; viii, 191 p. 23 cm. (1973). The divine woman; dragon ladies and rain maidens in T'ang literature,. Berkeley : University of California Press. Schafer, Edward H. The divine woman; dragon ladies and rain maidens in T'ang literature, by Edward H. Schafer University of California Press Berkeley 1973. Australian/Harvard Citation. 1973, The divine woman; dragon ladies and rain maidens in T'ang literature, by Edward H. Schafer University of California Press Berkeley.
Bibliographic Details. Title: The Divine Woman: Dragon Ladies and Rain. Publisher: University of California Press. Publication Date: 1974. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery. List this Seller's Books.