Chinese Mythology

A Captivating Guide to Chinese Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends from Ancient China
Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: History, Asia
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If you're looking for a collection of Chinese myths that speaks to all ages and want to get insights into the Chinese culture without reading a college textbook, then keep reading....

Most Americans know about Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology. But folk stories from ancient China give different viewpoints and a deeper understanding of society's roots. 

It can be challenging for Americans to find a comprehensive collection of Chinese myths considering that there are several versions and translations available. 

How many of these Americans miss out supernatural Chinese tales that could educate and excite them without even realizing? 

Could you be one of them? 

You see, most listeners make the same mistakes - they either can't find a good collection of Chinese myths, or they only find dull textbooks. You may even fall asleep while listening to them. 

But now, you have the opportunity to go on a remarkable journey that will spark your imagination.

Introducing Chinese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Chinese Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends from Ancient China. 

This amazing collection of Chinese myths will allow you to enter the Chinese mind, so you can gather secrets and wisdom from a proud and respected country. 

In this audiobook, you will discover: 

  • A story about origin of Earth and humans
  • A captivating tale about the poor boy Ma Liang and the paintbrush
  • Stories about natural disasters
  • Li Tieguai – A Taoist myth
  • Sun Wukong – The monkey king
  • The investiture of the gods
  • A story about Three Kingdoms
  • Modern mythology
  • And much, much more!
©2018 Matt Clayton (P)2018 Matt Clayton
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Overall interesting

I liked the book overall, though I thought they could have improved some pronunciation issues.

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A taste that leaves you wanting more

This is a great intro to Chinese mythology and highlights some very interesting stories from mythos and folklore this is not an in-depth look just a nice tease to leave you wanting more

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A taste?

This was very interesting and definitely left us wanting more. Will start searching right away😊

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highly recommended listen

an excellent and informative listen about Chinese mythology that left me wanting to learn more

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Good Introduction to Chinese Mythology

Well done and very well presented for the curious and inquisitive individual who wants to know more.

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Concise, interesting.

While not comprehensive, this is a solid introduction to Chinese mythology. I would like to see sections expanded into more fleshed out stories...particularly the monkey king and the Investiture of the Gods.

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great!

thanks! Well read, interesting, good overview of the many ancient Chinese mythologies. Would love to hear more, even better with any estimated dates of creation of particular storylines. great quality!

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Great introduction to Chinese Mythology

Great introduction to the sea that is Chinese Mythology. With stories like the Monkey King and the bottle good children, it's a fantastic first step into the myths if China.

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Great book!

Very informative and interesting. It moves fast so if you are looking for a very in depth look at Chinese Mythology this book may not be the best choice but it is a great jumping off point.

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Educational

We gave these as Christmas presents Interesting. Educational. A great insight into the Chinese culture. Wisdom in the stories, much like many of our own parables.

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  • Zak
  • 07-29-18

So gorgeous

I browsed through it myself and was amazed at how unique these stories are compared to American tales and legends. It was shipped on time.It has peaked both my child's and my interest in Asian Mythology.

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  • Carter Casey
  • 07-29-18

Extremely well

Easy listening and clearly narrated... helps with learning the Chinese language and way of thinking through short tales... ancient proverbs.

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  • Benjamin Filip
  • 07-29-18

Highest recommendation

This audio book is definitely a great work and I strongly recommend it to intermediate level Mandarin learners to use.

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  • Kassabov Nikolay
  • 07-29-18

this is a great book for you

You will find amazingly interesting stories that will make you don't want to stop listening. The stories are accompanied by nice, clear explanations about the aspects of the Chinese culture that can be seen in each story.

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  •  Dimitr Nikolai
  • 07-29-18

Valuable tool

I enjoyed these stories. Want to learn all I can about the mythology & folk-lore of China before I go there in a few years.

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  • Moss
  • 07-28-18

Good product

Perfect for anyone who wants a comprehensive and well-written overview of Chinese Mythology and civilization.

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  • Bart
  • 07-28-18

WOW!!!

The best way to be introduced to Chinese or any mythology is to read the myths themselves. This collection of short stories is entertaining and instructive.

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  • Anna
  • 07-28-18

Gem of a Book!

This book is a gift for my friend who have a wiling to know Chinese Mythology and cultur. When he receive this book and begin to read it, he told me that he like it.

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  • Brantley jase
  • 07-28-18

Great Audio!

The book plunges into several myths and legends, some of which I had not known about until obtaining this book during research. I found it to be thorough.