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Tales, Myths, Legends, Stories

From Pangu Makes the World to Nuwa (Goddess of Sky-patching) Creates the Human Being, from the Legend of the White Snake to the Romance of the Butterflies, from Tears That Crumbled the Great Wall to The Cowherd and the Girl Weaver...Absolutely, these old oriental myths, legends, folk tales and romantic stories will fascinate you since they have been going round in China for centuries. In this page you will learn about many Chinese facts about the nonmaterial cultural legacies.
  • The Cowherd and the Girl Weaver

    Once upon a time, there was a young orphan named Cowherd. He lived with his older brother and sister-in-law. They treated him very unfair and unkind, he was only given an old buffalo and a staggering oxcart ....

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  • Tears That Crumbled the Great Wall

    Once upon a time, the Qinshi Emperor called on thousands upon thousands of workforces for the building of Great Wall. Lots of workers were tired out and starve out to death.

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  • Story of the Sacred Elephant

    True, the Jade Emperor (the supreme deity of Taoism) was very fond of his celestial elephant. It was robust and mighty, and did a lot of jobs for the court, and therefore it was in Jade Emperor's good grace. No matter where the emperor went ....

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  • Reed-flute Fairy Old Man

    Once upon a time, there was a maiden named Fang Lian. One day, she was chasing a beautiful butterfly. She ran and ran, passing through the green law, the zigzag bridge, ascending the sloping hills. Suddenly, the beautiful butterfly flew ....

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  • Married to a Ghost

    Lu Chong was a native of the principality of Fanyang. Thirty li to the west of his house was the graveyard of the Cui family, one of whom had held office as imperial custodian. The day before the winter solstice when Lu was twenty ....

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  • Love Birds

    Han Ping, steward to Prince Kang of Song, married a beautiful daughter of the He family. But the prince took her from him. When he protested, he was imprisoned and sentenced to hard labor on the city wall. Then his wife secretly wrote to him ....

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  • Liu Ling the Drunkard

    One day Liu Ling had too much to drink, but feeling parched he asked his wife for more wine. She poured out the wine and broke the pitcher, and with tears in her eyes and advised him against tippling.

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  • Liu Sanjie - A Fearless Folk Song Singer

    Liu Sanjie (Third Sister Liu) – Folk Song Fairy of Chinese Zhuang Minority Liu Sanjie (The Third Sister of the Liu Family) is a legend of the Zhuang people. Zhuang is one of the 56 ethnic groups in China and, with a population of 15 million, ....

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