• Chinese Mythology: Gods, Goddesses, Monkeys, Eternal Beings, and More

  • By: Sally Stephens
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Ellison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (101 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The sociology and mythology of the Chinese culture has a long, extended history, and the creatures and superpowers in them have often been neglected by western culture.

But not for long!

As you listen to this gem of an audiobook, you will find all kinds of answers to questions related to Chinese mythology, such as:

  • What role do Confucianism and Buddhism play in their religion?
  • What kinds of gods and goddesses were there?
  • Did the Chinese really believe in spirits?
  • What is Taoism and how does it relate to any of these things?
  • What were the conditions in society at the time of the myths?
  • What were their perceptions and beliefs about the 5 elements they came up with?
  • And so much more.

Don’t wait and start reading or listening to this book right now.

©2019 Sally Stephens (P)2019 Sally Stephens
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Awesome

The narrator of this book was awesome. The storyline was great too. Sally Stephens has really dug into some old, ancient writings to collect the information about Chinese mythology. I like things like this. There was background and historical information too, and that helps understand the context.

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This is great

Nice book about China and the Chinese mythology. Yes, I liked the narrator and the content, both of them. Nothing wrong with it. Thanks.

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Mythology rocks

I have to say that I am not the most sophisticated person, but I do enjoy the narrations of stories and historical background in societies that, to me, have been unexplored, or barely paid attention to. The Chinese mythology seems mysterious and intricate to most of us, for the simple reason that we haven't been taught in school which god flew through the air or how the monkey became King. Especially in American and European regions, you wouldn't expect much of the folklore from the orient. However, seeing how globalization is dormant and dominant more than ever in history, I deem it necessary and a privilege to become more familiar with such traditional beliefs; though distant, they have become part of our world with the mere 12-hour airplane ride for some. So do yourself a favor and skip the trip, by just listening to an audiobook like this.

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  • Vilja
  • 09-21-21

No

This book got weirdly racist in the intro so I stopped listening. What the heck? Slap some warnings on this stuff?? I wish I could unbuy it. I just wanted to hear some cool legends.