Chinese Stories/Introduction

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China is an emerging country. With 5000 years filled with exciting events, terrfic tales and sad stories, China has all it has to offer in stories. From mythology to history, philosophers' fables to works of fiction, China provides a wide variety of stories for all to enjoy. This book will try not only to present the story, but also provide relevant information, such as its history, variations, etc.

And remember, this is a Wikibook, which means every single person on the planet can revise and edit it. If you find an inaccuracy somewhere, click on the 'edit this page' tab to edit it. If you have any trouble regarding the editing, you can always go to the talk page of the book, Talk:Chinese Stories, to ask a question. Alternatively, you can ask one of the authors personally. Of course, after making a significant change to this book, you should add your name to the authors page!

How to use this book[edit]

Every chapter contains the story first. The story is not necessarily told in a neutral, six-o'clock-news sort of manner, but in the traditional perspective, even if that perspective is biased or factually inaccurate. For example, most people despise Guy Fawkes and regard him in the Stuart perspective, so that perspective will be used. Alternative viewpoints will be mentioned in later sections, or in the footnotes at the end of each chapter. Many important Chinese stories have been made into idioms, so this and other miscellaneous pieces of information will also be included.