Book Series: Ancient Chinese Myths

China is a beautiful treasure-house of ancient tales and folklore. Here are stories filled with sincere reflection echoing the vast and deep spirit of our culture and civilization. These represent the best of Chinese culture—tales that uphold a people's sense of their common origin.
This collection of First Books for Early Learning offers stories familiar to all of us. Drawn from folklore and mythology, along with the origins of special days in the traditional calendar and of famous places, these eighty books also recall ancient physicians, philosophers and thinkers, figures famed for statecraft, generals, royalty, prodigies and scientists, remembered through tales of wisdom and great poetry.
To give Chinese children all over the world an understanding of their ancestors' lives, and the changes through the different ages of China's history, scientific development and achievements in arts and literature, we have brought together concise language with most vivid illustrations. These ancient historical figures also give inspiration and ideas to children to connect with their own roots.
As Chinese, we know Chinese history well as a son or a daughter knows his or her family. Only with such knowledge can one possess a depth of passion and a sense of responsibility. It is our wish that this collection will guide children at an early age to learn from the history of our nation and to identify with the social progress and philosophical spirit of the Chinese people. We hope our children will develop wider horizons of wisdom to become open-minded yet with a rooted outlook on life.
First Books for Early Learning was originally compiled in Chinese for the children of China. The writers and artists who contributed to this collection have used the perspective of traditional literature and arts to interpret Chinese mythology, legends and history. We hope this collection will be enjoyed by Chinese people—and, now in translation, also by people all over the world—and all children who want to learn more about China.

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Ancient Chinese Myths: Gonggong Destroys Mount Buzhou
ISBN: 9787510451614 | Publisher: New World Press | Published on 01/2015
Gonggong Destroys Mount Buzhou is Book II of Chinese ancient myths. Gonggong Destroys Mount Buzhou is a well-known folk myth among the Han people. It...

Ancient Chinese Myths: Kuafu Chases the Sun
ISBN: 9787510452338 | Publisher: New World Press | Published on 01/2015
Kuafu Chases the Sun is Book IV of Chinese ancient myths. The story is from The Classic of Mountains and Rivers, a Chinese mater piece in the ancient...

Ancient Chinese Myths: Nuwa Mends the Heavens
ISBN: 9787510452321 | Publisher: New World Press | Published on 01/2015
Nuwa Mends the Heavens is Book III of Chinese ancient myths. It is one of the legends from the ancient times. Nuwa, the world-creating goddess, is...

Ancient Chinese Myths: The Beginning of the World
ISBN: 9787510451225 | Publisher: New World Press | Published on 01/2015
The Beginning of the World is the first book of Chinese ancient myths. In remote antiquity, a huge planet shaped like an egg was floating in the...