By Qiguang Zhao
Few symbols saturate human civilization so extensively and punctiliously as these of the ever present and enigmatic dragon. This compelling booklet examines, compares, and analyzes the looks and symbolization of the jap and Western dragons and treats them because the crystallization of human cultures. It indicates that chinese language dragons resemble each other yet recommend varied principles in numerous contexts, whereas Western dragons have diverse appearances yet frequently denote a unmarried thought. As some of the most outstanding achievements of dragonology, this e-book bargains incredible new insights into dragons as zoological «fact», mental archetypes, and ideological symbols.
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