Embark on great audio adventures with a rich collection of Chinese folk legends and historical tales.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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!
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?
Fascinating podcasts to learn Chinese history and cultures
There are fairytales in every culture and they all teach us to be good person and help others. Like the stories very much.
Pick one and run with it
Great podcast! Really good at pinpointing the juicy bits of Chinese folklore and history!
As an English Teacher
As an English teacher I enjoy these. I may transcribe some of them and present them to a class for discussion.