By Jonathan Chamberlain. 5.5"x 8.5", 155 pages, paperback. The author pieces together the identities of nineteen ancient Chinese gods. Their origins are discussed in detail. Most of these gods are the major gods of the Chinese pantheon with a few that are purely of local interest. This informative introduction to Chinese religion traces the various gods from a historical perspective along with and the meanings that they embody to the Chinese people.