Chinese Myths and Legends

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The people of China enjoy a rich and complicated mythology that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Throughout Chinese history, myth and reality have been intertwined. Shanghai Pathways will introduce us to the stories of deities, heroes, and the origins of the universe that underpin the spirit of traditional Chinese culture. Historical figures have been worshiped as gods, and ancient myths are sometimes treated as historical truths. In addition, three great religious traditions—Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism—have played a role in shaping the mythology. Utilizing a variety of ancient Chinese sources, we will examine the origin and development of myths and legends in China, and you can compare these traditions to the mythology of the ancient western world.

Wednesday, November 22

10:30am Registration, 10:45am to 12:30pm

10 Baoqing Rd.
(metro line 1 or 7, Changshu Road station, exit 7, 5-minute walk )
宝庆路10号, 近常熟路地铁站

RMB 280 (includes myth talk, Chinese tea, Chinese dessert, fresh fruits, special handmade chicken rice noodle soup with green vegetables, tomatoes, and pork)

Please email by November 19, under subject type “Myths Talk” and include your membership number, mobile phone number and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after November 19. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Katya Weber, mobile: 150-0197-9404.