Chinese Myths & Tales

CHINESE MYTHS & TALES

In this section there are links to myths, tales, and other written materials translated. Most of them are about the China Ethnic Groups, my main focus of interest, but there will be occasionally other translations.

 

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Two stories of Liu Ba, the Bai trickster
Two stories of Liu Ba, the Bai trickster

Two stories of Liu Ba, the Bai trickster The Bai are one of the minorities who have had the longest contact with the Chinese.They are also one of the minorities that has received more cultural influences.  This has been due to the accessibility of the land they...

The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo
The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo

The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo The goddess of the Sun was in the sky when one day she realized that on Earth the situation of men had changed a great deal. When they were created, they were all equal, and without evil and they did not covet riches. The latest...

The creation of the world among the Wa of China
The creation of the world among the Wa of China

The creation of the world among the Wa of China As soon as the heaven was formed, it looked like the back of a toad, full of lumps and protrusions, it was very ugly. The god Li[i] extended his hands and was polishing without stopping. Nobody knows how many years he...

Tales of the faithful dog: China, Mongolia, the West
Tales of the faithful dog: China, Mongolia, the West

In Chinese culture there are many historical and folkloric stories that extolled dogs, placing the animal friend above the other human beings. This was due to the dogs  fidelity to their master, one of the most appreciated virtues in Chinese society. In legends,...

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12 Chinese idioms related to the tiger
12 Chinese idioms related to the tiger

12 Chinese idioms related to the tiger With the arrival of the Year of the Tiger 2022, here are 12 set phrases (chengyu) related to the tiger, so that those who are getting familiar with the Chinese language can practice one each month. As a wolf, as a tiger 如狼似虎...

Ethnic groups

The tiger hero of the Naxi
The tiger hero of the Naxi

The tiger hero of the Naxi[1] A long time ago, a man named Gaoqu Gaobo lived in the Baoshan area. He had a strong body, lively intelligence, and certain magical powers. He was always willing to help people. One day he went on a trip with a group of villagers. After a...

Chinese culture

Portrait of a Mandarin in 1800
Portrait of a Mandarin in 1800

Portrait of a Mandarin in 1800 This was the year in which a very interesting book was published, which through 60 portraits, tried to show some aspects of life in China to the western public. A book now in the public domain, from which we adapted "A Mandarin of...

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