Publisher: MPH Publishing
Weight: 420 g
Eight Treasures of the Dragon is a collection of folk tales and legends about dragons or naga from Asia. The countries represented in this collection include China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
The chosen folk tales and legends reflect the pervasiveness of dragon lore in Asia and its close connection with the element of water and with ruling houses. The treasures in this collection include: the Chinese story of a dragon king and queen whose fates are intertwined with that of the city of Yanjing (ancient Beijing); from India, an intriguing tale of a queen's machinations to conceal the identity of her naga child; from Indonesia, the legend of the Dragon Queen of the South Seas; from Japan, the very ancient and haunting love story between the lord of the hills and the princess of the sea; from Malaysia, an Orang Asli tale of the origins of Tasik Chini; and from Singapore, a reinterpreatation of the famous story of Sang Nila Utama.
These are timeless tales that will appeal to both young and old alike.
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