East Asian Mythology: China and Japan

Sources of Chinese Mythology

What is Shanhaijing?

One tradition has it that this ancient and somewhat fanciful survey of the geography of ancient China, which also contains a significant collection of myths, was composed by the flood hero Yu or his assistant Boyi. It is much more likely to have been written by Zhou Dynasty scholars in the fourth century B.C.E. and finalized by Han scholars in the second century B.C.E.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Mythology Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App