The earliest part of Chinese history before the Xia Dynasty, documented as the first Chinese dynasty, is shrouded in legend, known as the Mythical Period. The problem with this period, as Girardot (1976:294–95) points out, is that there was an extreme paucity and fragmentation of mythological accounts. Regardless, I will give some of the versions of the myths and legends I’ve found.
Fig.1. PanGu sculpture with horns and yin-yang axe Continue reading “Example 2 Research, Part 1: Mythical Ancient Chinese Music”