The Chinese Dragon

Almost a century ago, after 14 years of studying the the highly-esteemed creature that is Chinese dragon, L. Newton Hayes concluded that there are real dragons living in China today. 90 years later, his findings read more like a work of fiction than the non-fiction study it was when first published. While the facts, the spirit and authority of the dragon remain unchanged, today’s modern society provides a new context for the book that the author could have only imagined. Read The Chinese Dragon and, through this highly-esteemed beast, experience the wonderous beliefs of the Chinese that have endured for centuries. Reviews for The Chinese Dragon: “This is a wonderful reissue! The Chinese Dragon is an unpretentious, yet inspired study of dragon lore and imagery, produced at a time when most in the West had not fully recognized the profound importance of China’s cultural traditions”. Terence Russell, Associate Professor of Chinese, Asian Studies Centre, University of Manitoba

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About Dragon Mystic

I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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One Response to The Chinese Dragon

  1. naelair says:

    this is a little book – and very old This little book (almost 100 pages) was first published in 1922, and with some interresting photographs. It is drawn from the author’s experiences and research while living in China, with lots of illustrations, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes.Chapters:1. The Place of the Dragon in Chinese Life2. How the Dragon Idea Originated3. The Varities of Dragons4. What Dragons Really Look like5. People Who Have Seen Dragons6. The Dragon in Western Mythology7. Quaint Beliefs About the Dragon8. How Dragons Controll the Fortunes of Men9. The Hold of the Dragon on ChinaThere are many more modern books out there. This would probably be more of interrest to a researcher.

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