New PDF release: Myths of China and Japan

By Donald A. Mackenzie

This quantity bargains with the myths of China and Japan, and it's proven that those throw mild at the beginning and development of civilization and the frequent dissemination of advanced principles linked to definite modes of lifestyles.

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The trade routes must have hummed with stories about the god who had wonderful contrivance to mankind. These stories were localized in various countries, and they took on the colour of the period during which the wheel was imported. In Japan, the Ptah legend has been given a Buddhistic significance. d. 670-749). No doubt gifted this wheel reached Japan from Korea, whence came the conquerors of the Ainus. But there is evidence the first potter's *Chavannes, Memoires historiques de Se-ma Ts'ieti^ Vol.

Women. d. 59) when the earliest Japanese, according to their own traditions, migrated to the islands variety made its appearance No doubt the traders were active on sea and land long before the Japanese conquered the islands of the Ainus and the Chinese overran Korea. Great migrations and conquests in ancient times were A new culture was indirectly stimulated by trade. introduced into backward communities by the early prospectors and trading colonists, and these communities in time acquired weapons, reared the domesticated horse, and took to the sea after having learned how to build and navigate ships similar to those introduced by the traders.

No doubt gifted this wheel reached Japan from Korea, whence came the conquerors of the Ainus. But there is evidence the first potter's *Chavannes, Memoires historiques de Se-ma Ts'ieti^ Vol. ' The Beginnings of Porcelain in China, p. 160. I, pp. 72-4. — A FAR-TRAVELLED INVENTION that It was in use 21 long before Buddhism "drifted" along the sea route from the mainland in the sixth century, to become curiously mixed up with Shintoism two centuries later. The priests of Buddhism, who transformed the Shinto gods into "avatars" of Buddha, no doubt also identified the far-carried Ptah-Osiris with their monk the Japanese "culture hero".

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