A Comparative Study: the Construction of Image System in Shan Hai Jing
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This essay aims at interpreting the construction of image system in ancient Chinese literary work Shan Hai Jing (usually translated as Classic of Mountains and Rives) though comparative analysis with the almost coeval European works Iliad and Odyssey, and the Bible. In different language and artistic techniques, Shan Hai Jing, reveals precious thoughts on man and nature relation, self-identity, life and death of the ancient Chinese. The thoughts, form distinct difference but implicit supplementary and intrinsic connection with that of the European literary works.
Image system, Shanhaijing, Odyssey, Iliad, The bible