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    Influences of Chinese Mythology According to newworldencyclopedia.org,“There has been extensive interaction between Chinese mythology and the major belief systems of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.”Chinese Mythology is a very broad topic, from half animal, half human creatures to gods like the Jade Emperor. It is a combination of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Theses influences have created many myths and incorporated ideas from different cultures together. Making Chinese mythology a giant mixing pot, complete with Indian and other Asian religions and myths combined under one subject. Buddhism arrived in China at about A . D . 65,and eventually became one of the three most important religions in China, beside Taoism and Confucianism.It…

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    Marriage: Duty vs. Love, Morality vs. Humanism “Mythology of a people is ‘the origin of the people’s philosophy, literature and religion’ and ‘the collective sub-consciousness of the whole people’” (Wang 1). Therefore, studying mythology will help us to understand how the perspectives of a people in a specific culture form and how their attitudes toward what they experience take shape. Furthermore, by comparing and contrasting different mythologies, we can explore how different peoples…

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    One main purpose of mythology is to provide explanation and origin to natural phenomenon. This function served to explain unknown concepts considering the lack of technology and scientific reasoning. This function also provided significance to the phenomenon because it connects anomalies to important divine beings from specific traditions. The myths, Nu Kua Marries Her Brother and Izanagi and Izanami focuses on explaining creation achieved by celestial beings from ancient Chinese and Japanese…

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    Myth telling is present in all types of cultures, mainly explain the scientific reasoning behind such things. As well as for scientific reasons each myth usually falls into align with representing information that collides with “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”. The Chinese Myths, Yi the Archer and the Ten Suns” and “The Creation of the Universe “ follow both of these core concepts and also are so closely similar when introducing and explaining chinese mythology. Both these myths follow both the…

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    changing the sight of readers to the center. According to the novel ‘Journey to the west’, in search of a weapon for himself, Sun Wukong travels into the Eastern sea, where he obtains the Golden-tipped cudgel Jingu Bang, which can multiply itself. It belongs to the dragon-king of the Eastern Seas. It weights 8100 KGs. (Wu and Yu,2012). Upon Sun Wukong 's approach, the pillar starts to glow, signifying that it has found its true master. Its versatility means that Sun Wukong can wield it as a…

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    of standards to live up to, they might begin to lose themselves throughout the journey. For example, an individual may adjust their identity to reach the ideal life that every person dreams to aspire. We are never happy with who we are and what we have, we always want more; however, people are dismissing the conception of acceptance. In the book, “American Born Chinese” written by Gene Luen Yang, the American religious experience is accepting yourself. Once a person does this, their true…

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    Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom is a collection of stories that teach people of all ages morals of living. The book uses a very lively style of writing and colorful imagery to get it point across. Book IV entitled “On Losing What You’ve Gained,” tells the story of an old monkey king named Vali-Vadnaka who is exiled from his kingdom after a younger monkey decided to take his place. He lost everything and still learned to appreciated the little that he had. The monkey king found joy in a fig…

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    The protagonist, the Monkey King is very arrogant at the beginning of the story. The Monkey King thinks he knows everything and that makes him very unlikeable. Even though he knows a lot about kung-fu he thinks he's better than anyone else. The main idea he struggles with is being a monkey. Even if he is rule of all the monkeys he wants to be a god. The Monkey King hears about a party that the gods and goddesses are have and crashes it. The gods and goddesses turn out to be even more stuck up…

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    of Genesis explains about the beginning and creation of nature (15); meanwhile, the Chinese beliefs are based on a cosmic egg that mix the two forces of the Yin and Yang (27). These creation stories help humans to understand where they came from and how the world began, setting up a belief system in their cultures. Firstly, one of the most important issues in the Hebrew culture is the religion, which has an important sociological influence. The Bible, the Sacred Scriptures, describe numerous…

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    only glide, but scientist say over time evolutionary traits have been passed down to the birds that can fly. The Caihong Juji Had lived in northeastern china, 160 million years ago in the late Jurassic period. Which there were also many dinosaurs that lived in this period. The Caihong Juji had lived in the rainforest. It would glided across tree with it’s feathers and look for food. It was a carnivore (meat eater) that had hunted for small mammals, and reptiles. It would also show off it’s…

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