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The Classic of Mountains and Seas
Last updated: January 3, Toggle navigation World Digital Library. Listen to this page. Read Online. Description Shan hai jing Classic of the mountains and seas is a Chinese classic text describing mountains, regions within and beyond the seas, and mythic animals. The author or authors and the date of composition are unknown.
The Classic of Mountains and Seas or Shan Hai Jing ,  formerly romanized as the Shan-hai Ching , is a Chinese classic text and a compilation of mythic geography   and beasts. Versions of the text may have existed since as early as the 4th century BC,   but the present form was not reached until the early Han dynasty a few centuries later. The exact author s of the book and the time it was written are still undetermined. It was originally thought that mythical figures such as Yu the Great or Boyi wrote the book. However, the consensus among modern Sinologists is that the book was not written at a single time by a single author, but rather by numerous people from the period of the Warring States to the beginning of the Han dynasty.
A sort of travelogue-bestiary of Chinese mythological places, including notes about strange creatures of the various mountains. A bit repetitive after a while. I feel slightly weird about giving 4 stars to a book which I found so confusing.
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