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Bảo tàng lịch sử Quốc gia

Vietnam National Museum of History

26/11/2012 16:50 1993
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Author: Clio White Taker. Translator: Nguyen Van Huan. Publisher: Art; Year: 2002. Quantity: 126 pages. Illustrations. Size: 19x 27cm.

Orient is a land which is existence and development of more than 1/3 of the world population. In the world, orient also associates with two words "mystery", Do the people here and their life always bring the legendary color? To help us understand better the "mysterious Orient", author Clio Whit Tacker has published a book: "Oriental -The legendary".

Large orient with a long history contains diverse and complicated culture. In the book, the author mentioned three major country: India, China, Japan.

The book consists of three contents:

I. Chinese legend

II. Indian legend

III. Japanese legend

In each of the above, the author presents the legendary stand in the culture. Main content of this legend expressedmysterious color, but reflects real life cultural, religious life perspective as well as their differences. However the focus of comparison can see the similarities in the culture of the race. The purpose of legend explain natural phenomena (the production of the universe, natural disasters, etc.), the life and struggle of the gods (reflecting cultural life, living, technology arts) and ideas (good direction, spiritual) ...

The book "Oriental Culture-The legendary" of Clio's Whit Taker is a unique book. The content of the story, the excellent illustrations partially recreated a "mysterious Orient " but colorfully. This will be an exciting experience for those who want to learn about Eastern culture and ancient legendary treasure.

The Library of the Vietnam National Museum of History, No.25 Tong Dan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi would like to introduce reader!

Author: Phương Thảo

Tranlator: Trang Nhung