A girl from a fishing village who became a goddess has travelled all over China and the world. Her devotees live in more than 20 countries and millions make pilgrimages to her temples. Who is she and why is she so revered?
By Ilina Tatiana (edited by Nic Doering)
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It’s Guizhou Week across CK’s social media! Guizhou cuisine isn’t as famous as other Chinese cuisines like Beijing, Guangdong or Sichuan – for example, did you know it’s called Qian Cuisine? (Qian 黔 is the abbreviation of Guizhou.)
One of the most famous dishes in Qian Cuisine is Kaili sour soup fish 凯里酸汤鱼(Kai Li Suan Tang Yu). Let’s find out more about this dish!
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The tale of Cinderella is famous all around the world, and almost every country has a different version of the story. The Chinese version is the story of Ye Xian (in Chinese: 叶限 Yè xiàn), first written down around 860AD.
Listen to part one of the story and find out more about it here.
Read on to find out more about the story and listen to part 2 of our narration!
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Chinese folklore and mythology is full of terrifying ghosts, demons and monsters. Here we round up four of the scariest for you! Why four? Four (四 sì ) sounds similar to death (死 sǐ) in Chinese, so it’s only appropriate for this time of year!
Read on to learn more about these scary creatures!
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Chinese folklore is full of spooky ghost stories, many of them written down for the first time in collections of stories or novels in the 15th and 16th centuries. One of the most popular is that of the ‘hung ghost’.
Read on to listen to our narration and find out more about the story!
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