Chinese Folk Stories

Folk stories are an important part of every culture. They connect generations and teach young people important values and cultural knowledge. In China, there's nearly an endless supply of folk stories. We've included some of the more famous ones in this section. Move your mouse over the titles below to see them in Chinese characters, then click forward to read the stories. After you read a story, click on the Tell Me About It button for related footnotes and illustrations.

Note: Stories 1-6 can be also found in the China E-Travel Logs section.



Learn about background knowledge of these stories.  

Reading Fun: Folk Stories

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