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Zhepama and Zhemima - the Achang Myth

2014-12-30 15:31:14

The most important myth of the Achang is that of Zhepama and Zhemima that depicts the origin of the world and the first human beings in it.

Jian Zhen - Master of Buddhism

2014-12-30 15:29:12

Living in the 688-763 period, Jian Zhen was a famous master of Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty.

Yellow Emperor

2014-12-30 15:23:13

The Yellow Emperor, also named Xuanyuan Shi, was the chief of the legendary Five Emperors.

A magic paint brush - The story of Ma Liang

2014-12-30 15:21:50

there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and helped a rich man to tend cattle.

Sui drilling wood to make a fire

2014-12-30 15:19:43

In the ancient time, people did not know the existence of fire; let alone how to make use of it. When the night came

Bagua Zhang (Eight-diagram Palm)

2014-12-30 15:18:31

Bagua Zhang or the eight-diagram palm is one of the most popular schools in China.

Chinese myth of the creation of the world and mankind

2014-12-30 15:25:56

According to Chinese legend, the mighty Pangu, above, broke through the chaos with his strength and axe to create the world as we know it.

Zhang Sanfeng:a semi-mythical Chinese Taoist priest

2014-12-30 15:23:29

Zhang Sanfeng (张三丰) was a semi-mythical Chinese Taoist priest who is believed by some to have achieved immortality,

Folktale: Cowherd and Weaving Girl

2014-12-30 15:21:32

The fairy tale of the Cowherd and the Weaving Girl is one of the four most famous folktales of ancient China.

Legends: Jiang Taigong Fishes

2014-12-30 15:20:04

The last ruler of the Shang dynasty (16th - 11th century BC) was a tyrannical and debauched slave owner who spent his days carousing with his favorite concubine Daji and mercilessly executing or punishing upright officials and all others who objected to his ways.

Legend of the White Snake

2014-12-30 15:08:04

The legend happened in the West Lake of Hangzhou. It is said that Madam White Snake met Xu Xian on the now "Broken Bridge" at the White Dike of the West Lake.

The mythic elements in Chinese architecture

2014-12-30 15:04:36

Concepts from feng shui geomancy and mythic elements of daoism are usually present in the construction and layout of Chinese architecture, from common residences to imperial and religious structures.

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