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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Mythical Creatures of Asia
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This Learning Trail brings together a number of texts from the Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing (AACLAP) subset which feature mythical creatures. For instance, traditionally, the Chinese have four benevolent animals which represent the four points of the compass; they are the dragon, phoenix, tortoise, and unicorn. The dragon is considered the most powerful and important of these. Along with the mermaid, these creatures also play an important symbolic role in a number of other Asian cultures. This Trail, while focused on a mythical creatures of Asian folklore, includes reference to, and resources on, mythical creatures from other traditions such as Aboriginal and European beliefs and legends so that similarities and differences can be noted and influences traced.

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    y separately published work icon Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2011-2014 Z1796670 2011-2012 website bibliography The Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing project investigates and records details of Australian children's literature that is set in Asia and/or that represents Asian-Australian cultures and experiences, and literature that is published in selected Asian languages. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2011-2014
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