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Embark on great audio adventures with a rich collection of Chinese folk legends and historical tales.

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Embark on great audio adventures with a rich collection of Chinese folk legends and historical tales.

    The Chinese Cinderella

    The Chinese Cinderella

    Everyone knows the Cinderella story, but did you know that there was a Chinese Cinderella story, from over 1,500 years ago? Instead of a fairy god mother, it was a fish and an old man that helped the Chinese Cinderella get to her ball. Did she have crystal shoes too? Well, sort of but not quite.

    • 10 min
    The boy Chen Xiang and the Lotus Lamp

    The boy Chen Xiang and the Lotus Lamp

    The Hua Mountain in China is known for its steepness and legend has it that it was split open by a little boy named Chen Xiang. Why would he do that and how did he do that?

    • 8 min
    The Tale of the White Snake Fairy

    The Tale of the White Snake Fairy

    Once upon a time, a White Snake Fairy fell in love with a young man in the mortal world. Marriage followed and all was well until the Dragon Boat Festival came around. What happened during the festival and did the husband ever find out about her true identity?

    • 14 min
    Lady Mengjiang weeping over the Great Wall

    Lady Mengjiang weeping over the Great Wall

    Have you been to the Great Wall in Beijing or the Pyramids in Egypt? Have you ever wondered how these were built, one stone on top of another, without any modern machinery? These wonders of the world are so awe-inspiring to look at, but on the other hand, they were also built with the lives of so many. Here is one sad legend about the Great Wall.

    • 9 min
    Famous ancient Chinese weapons

    Famous ancient Chinese weapons

    If you feel like you've had enough of fairies, monsters and magical beasts, don't go away, because today's show will be about ancient weapons, some with magical powers of their own. Swords, daggers and tales of revenge!

    • 13 min
    The Chinese Door Gods

    The Chinese Door Gods

    If you have the opportunity to travel around the countryside in China, you might notice these fierce looking gods painted on red paper pasted onto the family gates. Who are these and what are they for?

    • 10 min

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