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Chinese Mythology Podcast is a podcast where you get to join Yang's husband Eric as she tells him of myths and legends she grew up with. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Chinese Mythology Podcast is a podcast where you get to join Yang's husband Eric as she tells him of myths and legends she grew up with. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!
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Chinese Mythology Podcast is a podcast where you get to join Yang's husband Eric as she tells him of myths and legends she grew up with. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

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English


Episodes

Ep 49: Remote Nations Of The World 1

5/21/2018
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How many countries are there in the world?How much do we know about the other part of the world? People like to talk about the exotic traditions from a place far away even today. From this episode, we will use several episodes to talk about those remote nations of the world in Chinese mythology like Gulliver's travel.

Duration:00:11:09

Ep 48 : Killer Or Protector Of Children?

5/18/2018
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In the nature, protecting and feeding the younger generation is the natural instinct of most animals and human beings. Today we are talking about a goddess and demon called GuiZiMuShen in Chinese or Kishimojin in Japanese. Originally from Buddhism in India, the goddess Hariti.

Duration:00:05:03

Ep 47: Eight Immortals 5- HeXiangu

5/14/2018
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Today we are going to talk about the only female in the Eight Immortals 八仙. Her name is HeXiangu 何仙姑.

Duration:00:08:12

Ep 46: Isle Of Dogs

5/11/2018
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Eric and I watched the movie Isle of dogs recently and dogs have been domesticated by human for thousands of years. Today we are going to talk about an important mythical dog-head king called Panhu 盘瓠 in Chinese mythology.

Duration:00:10:28

Ep 45: The Pier Of An Envious Woman

5/7/2018
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Among the seven sins in western culture, envy is one of them. Today we are going to talk about a story of a envious wife.

Duration:00:06:29

Ep 44: Do Ghosts Exist?

5/4/2018
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Do ghosts exist? Today we are going to talk a short myth about a guy named Ruan Zhan who didn't believe in ghosts.

Duration:00:07:03

Ep 43: God Of Examinations

4/30/2018
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In our previous episodes, we mentioned the Imperial examination 科举 考试 in ancient China in a few stories. Today we are going to talk about the God of the Examination in Chinese mythology – Kui Xing 魁星.

Duration:00:16:21

Ep 42: Eight Immortals 4- LvDongbin

4/27/2018
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Today we will keeping talking about the fourth immortal in the Eight Immortals 八仙. He has the most stories that people like to talk about and some famous Chinese says based on his stories. His name is Lv DongBin 吕洞宾, a poet, scholar and Taoist immortal, who represents the male.

Duration:00:15:24

Ep 41: Chinese Zodiac

4/23/2018
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It surprises me that most non-Chinese know about their Chinese zodiac. Today we will talk about Chinese zodiac. Do you know how many animals in Chinese zodiac? How many animals can you name?

Duration:00:17:28

Ep 40: Face Or Brain

4/20/2018
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Nobody is perfect. You gain something and you loose something. If you can choose it before you were born, would you rather be good-looking but dumb or ugly but super intelligent? Would your choice be different if you were a male or a female? Today we will talk about one of the ugliest yet the most intelligent women in Chinese history, the legendary Zhong Lichun 钟离春.

Duration:00:11:24

Ep 38: The Painted Skin

4/16/2018
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Today we will talk about a ghost story from the book Strange stories from a Chinese studio. This is one of most well-known stories from the book maybe because there are a few movies based on the story and the movies are nightmares of a lot of kids. So watch out!

Duration:00:19:26

Ep 38: Day Of The Dead

4/12/2018
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The Pixar movie Coco won a lot of laughs and tears from audiences last year. Because it is about family and death which are the two most sentimental topics for everyone. Where did we come and where are we going. Day of death is a Mexican festival however, a lot of details in the movies reminded me of Qing Ming Festival in China,

Duration:00:13:56

Ep 37: Death By Laughing

4/9/2018
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Today we are going to talk about a short story about death by laughing. How? Why?

Duration:00:06:36

Ep 36: Eight Immortals 3 -- Zhangguolao

4/6/2018
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Today we are going to talk about the third immortal in the Eight Immortals 八仙. He is known as Zhangguolao 张果老 which is depicted always an old man riding his white mule facing backwards holding a fish drum, a tube-shaped drum made of bamboo.

Duration:00:10:29

Ep 35: Swordsmith Family

4/2/2018
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Swords in China is probably the most important weapon in the history and when I read Harry Potter where the part each person has their special magic wands based on their personalities it just reminded me the relationship between warriors and swords in Chinese culture. Today we are going to talk about a couple who forged swords and their child's revenge story.

Duration:00:13:42

Ep 34: Eight Immortals 2 -- HanZhongLi

3/30/2018
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Today we will keep talking about the Eight Immortals. There is one immortal kind of looking like Iron Crutch Li we talked about last time. I had a hard time to distinguish them when I was a kid. His name is HanZhongLi or ZhongLiQuan.

Duration:00:08:00

Ep 33: Eight Immortals 1 -- TieGuaiLi

3/26/2018
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In Chinese mythology, there is a group of legendary immortals in Taoism that are so well-known called 八仙 Eight Immortals. They are the subject of many paintings and sculptures. The eight immortals represents eight groups of people male, female, the old, the young, the poor, the rich, the lower class and the higher class.

Duration:00:10:53

Ep 32: Snake Survival Guide

3/23/2018
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Today we are going to talk about a kind of smart and mysterious animal. You can find myths about it in a lot of cultures and in Chinese mythology as well. Some people are really scared of them. Can you guess what it is? It is snakes.

Duration:00:09:39

Ep 31: Magic Tricks

3/19/2018
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People like to watch magic shows and sometimes learn to do magic tricks themselves. Today we can explain the magic tricks using science. However, I don't know how to explain magic tricks in mythology.

Duration:00:06:54

Ep 29: Queers Protector

3/12/2018
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In most people's mind, Chinese are relatively conservative and traditional especially in terms of sex, which is partly true due to the immense immense impact of Confucianism and Taoisim. However, throughout Chinese history and mythology, I would say China has a long history and tons of stories about homosexuality although today it is still illegal to get married for homosexual people in the country.

Duration:00:08:31

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