Table of contents for The flood myths of early China / Mark Edward Lewis.

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	Table of Contents
Introduction..............................................................................................................................................1 
Comparative Flood Myths................................................................................................................1 
 
Chinese Flood Myths..................................................................................................................22
Chapter One. Flood Taming and Cosmogony............................................................................................29
 
Cosmogonies and Social Divisions..............................................................................................30
Social Divisions and the Flood...................................................................................................39
The Flood and the Human-Animal Divide.................................................................................47
The Flood and Human Nature....................................................................................................54
The Flood and Local Cultures....................................................................................................62
Conclusion.................................................................................................................................67 
Chapter Two. Flood Taming and Criminality ......................................................................................69
Criminality and the Collapse of Social Divisions............................................................................70
Gong Gong as a Criminal..........................................................................................................78
Gun as a Criminal......................................................................................................................86
Criminality and Flood in the Shan hai jing...............................................................................91
Criminality, Floods, and the Exile of Sons...............................................................................103
Conclusion...............................................................................................................................109
Chapter Three. Flood Taming and Lineages............................................................................................113
The Sages as Bad Fathers and Sons.........................................................................................113
The Demon Child....................................................................................................................122
Fathers, Sons, and the Collapse of Social Divisions................................................................142
Conclusion...............................................................................................................................152
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Chapter Four. Flood Taming, Couples, and the Body.........................................................................156
The Mythology of Nü Gua and the Flood...............................................................................157
The Mythology of Nü Gua and Fu Xi.....................................................................................166
The Iconography of Nü Gua and Fu Xi ...............................................................................180
Yu, Marriage, and the Body....................................................................................................192
Conclusion..............................................................................................................................207
Conclusion...........................................................................................................................................210
Notes.....................................................................................................................................................218
Works Cited..........................................................................................................................................314
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Floods -- China -- Folklore.
Floods -- China -- Religious aspects.