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Chinese have a long held belief that they are descendents of the dragon, a tradition firmly embedded in their culture and encountered across all aspects of the society. The papers that form this special issue sprang from a conference on myth and the market that took place from 19 to 21 june 2014 in carlingford, ireland, the central location for the events. Understanding chinese culture the myth of origins told by proponents of confucianism “the spirits of chinese religion,” by stephen f teiser.
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