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The Creation of Man and Things: Chinese Creation Myths

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Abstract

Westerners say that Man is created by God and Chinese say that Man is made from mud. Christians believe that men were born with original sins, but with belief, one can atone for his sins; and Chinese mythology tells people that there is a hierarchy that one should gladly abide by the predestined arrangement. Which statement holds the truth? And how should we interpret Chinese mythology?

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social DevelopmentEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Center for Study of Literary AnthropologyShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.College of Humanities and CommunicationsShanghai Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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