Tales of the Taoist Immortals
By Eva Wong. 6"x 9", 168 pages, paperback. The tales collected here are of famous characters in Chinese history and myth: a hero's battle with the lords of evil, the founder of the Ming dynasty's treacherous betrayal of his friends, a young girl who saves her town by imitating rooster calls. Entertaining and often provocative, these tales usually include a moral. The immortals are role models of spiritual attainment in Chinese culture. Their names are household words.