Chinese folklore
Chinese folklore encompasses the folklore of China, and includes songs, poetry, dances, puppetry, and tales. It often tells stories of human nature, historical or legendary events, love, and the super...
Chinese ghosts
Chinese folklore features a rich variety of ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural creatures. According to traditional beliefs a ghost is the spirit form of a person who has died. Ghosts are typical...
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Chinese legends
Chinese mythology refers to those myths found in the historical geographic area of China: these include myths in Chinese and other languages, as transmitted by Han Chinese as well as other ethnic grou...
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Zhou Tong (archer)
Zhou (or Jow) Tong (Chinese: 周同 and 周侗; pinyin: Zhōu Tóng) (died late 1121 CE) was the archery teacher and second military arts tutor of famous Song Dynasty general Yue Fei. Originally a local her...
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Kaidan botan dōrō
Kaidan Botan Dōrō (怪談牡丹燈籠) (Peony lantern kaidan) is a story inspired by the Chinese influenced kaidan Botan Dōrō. Published as a stenography narrated and created by the rakugo artist San'yūtei En...
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Mogwai (Chinese culture)
The word mogwai is the transliteration of the Cantonese word 魔怪 (Jyutping: mo1 gwaai3; Standard Chinese: 魔鬼; pinyin: móguǐ) meaning "monster", "evil spirit", "devil" or "demon".
According to Chine...
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Xiang River goddesses
The Xiang River goddesses (Chinese: 湘水神; pinyin: Xiāngshuǐshén) were since ancient times deities of the Xiang River, which flowed through the area of the ancient kingdom of Chu, into Dongtin...
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Bashe
Bashe (Chinese: 巴蛇; pinyin: bāshé; Wade–Giles: pa-she) was a python-like Chinese mythological giant snake that ate elephants.
The term bashe compounds ba 巴 "a proper name; tip, tail; c...
Chinese Ghouls and Goblins
Chinese Ghouls and Goblins is a book on the supernatural in Chinese folklore written by British author Gerald Willoughby-Meade and published in London in 1928. (It was possibly published earlier in N...
Butterfly Lovers
The Butterfly Lovers is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story of a pair of lovers, Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台), whose names form the title of the story. The title is often abbreviated t...
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List of supernatural beings in Chinese folklore
The following is a list of supernatural beings in Chinese folklore and fiction originating from traditional folk culture and contemporary literature such as Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chines...
Three hares
The three hares is a circular motif appearing in sacred sites from the Middle and Far East to the churches of southwest England (as the "Tinners' Rabbits"), and historical synagogues in Europe. It is ...
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Beauty and Pock Face
Beauty and Pock Face is a Chinese fairy tale collected by Wolfram Eberhard in Chinese Fairy Tales and Folk Tales.It is classified as Cinderella, Aarne-Thompson type 510A, the persecuted heroine; other...
Tu Er Shen
Tu'er Shen (Chinese: 兔兒神, The Leveret Spirit) is a Chinese deity who manages the love and sex between homosexual men. His name literally means "rabbit deity".It is a folk tale from 17th century Fu...
Assassin's Mace
Assassin's Mace (Chinese: 杀手锏; pinyin: Shāshǒujiàn) is a Chinese term composed of the characters for "kill", "hand", and "mace". This term has its roots in ancient Chinese folklore, which reco...
Tian Xian Pei
Tian Xian Pei (Chinese: 天仙配; pinyin: Tiānxiān pèi), sometimes translated as Fairy Couple, is a Chinese legend, which existed as oral traditions before any written compilation. It has since bec...
The Wolf of Zhongshan
The Wolf of Zhongshan (Chinese: 中山狼傳; pinyin: Zhōngshān Láng Zhuàn) is a popular Chinese fairy tale deals with the ingratitude of a creature after being saved. The first print of the story is...
Jiang Shi
Jiang Shi (1818-1866) was a Chinese official and poet of the late Qing period, primarily famous for his use of simpler language within the general context of Song School poetry (Neo-Confucianism).He w...
The Pot Bears a Son
The Pot Bears a Son is a Uighur fairy tale collected in Folk Tales from China.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1592B, The Pot that Died.
Nasrdin Avanti borrowed a big pot from a rich and stingy man. The...
Gu (poison)
Gu (simplified Chinese: 蛊; traditional Chinese: 蠱; pinyin: gǔ; Wade–Giles: ku) or jincan (simplified Chinese: 金蚕; traditional Chinese: 金蠶; pinyin: jīncán; Wade–Giles: c...
Wong Kei-ying
Wong Kei-ying (ca. 1815 – 1886), also known as Wong Leung-ying, was a Chinese martial artist and physician who lived during the late Qing Dynasty. He was one of the Ten Tigers of Canton. His son Wong ...
Nasreddin
Nasreddin was a Seljuq satirical Sufi, believed to have lived and died during the 13th century in Akşehir, near Konya, a capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, in today's Turkey. He is considered a p...
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Molla Nasraddin (magazine)
Molla Nasraddin (Azerbaijani: Molla Nəsrəddin ; Russian: Молла Насреддин) was an eight-page Azerbaijani satirical periodical published in Tiflis (from 1906 to 1917), Tabriz (in 1921) and Baku...
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Botan Dōrō
Botan Dōrō (牡丹燈籠, The Peony Lantern) is a Japanese ghost story (kaidan) that is both romantic and horrific; it is one of the most famous kaidan in Japan. The plot involves sex with the dead an...
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Wong Fei-hung
Wong Fei-hung (9 July 1847 — 25 March 1924) was a Chinese martial artist, physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary, who became a folk hero and the subject of numerous films and television series. H...
Lady Meng Jiang
Lady Meng Jiang or Meng Jiang Nü (Chinese: 孟姜女; pinyin: Mèng Jiāng Nǚ), is a Chinese tale, with many variations. Later versions are set in the Qin dynasty, when Lady Meng Jiang's husband was p...
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The Legend of Wenlong
"The Legend of Wenlong" is an ancient folk story of Han Chinese origin. Today it is mostly known in its operatic form as Liu Wenlong and the Water-chestnut Mirror. It is now a traditional song of the ...
Yue Fei
Yue Fei (24 March 1103 – 27 January 1142), courtesy name Pengju, was a Han Chinese military general who lived in the Southern Song dynasty. His ancestral home was in Xiaoti, Yonghe Village, Tangyin, ...
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Leizu
Leizu (Chinese: 嫘祖; pinyin: Léi Zǔ), also known as Xi Lingshi (Chinese: 西陵氏, Wade-Giles Hsi Ling-shih), was a legendary Chinese empress and wife of the Yellow Emperor. According to traditi...