China’s Great Wall and the ancient myths of the ancient Chinese culture, said a team of archaeologists at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
In the spring of 2020, the team of researchers, led by lead author Andrew Hui, set out to unravel the legends that have defined China’s ancient history, including the stories of the Great Wall, the famous and mythical Battle of Wu, and the story of the “Great Leap Forward.”
“The Great Wall is an incredibly important myth, one that has been passed down for hundreds of years,” Hui told Newsweek.
“It’s really interesting how the myths can spread and die.
I think it’s really fascinating that there are different stories around the Great Leap Forward that may be associated with different myths.”
According to the myths, the Great East Road was a long-distance road that led to the Chinese mainland, but instead of connecting to it, it was crossed in a single day by thousands of people.
The Chinese would build the Great Eastern Road, which eventually led to China.
The Great Wall myth was believed to have originated with the Mongolian empire and was passed down by the Mongols and the Chinese, who were trying to conquer the area in the 11th century.
The team of Chinese archaeologists also discovered that Chinese writing was created around the time of the Wall’s construction and that the Chinese emperor himself had an account of the wall, according to the research paper.
“The wall myth was the first of its kind in China, but its longevity is an interesting one.
The stories and the images that are passed down from generation to generation are incredibly important in shaping Chinese cultural memory, and we were interested to see if there was a similar way of preserving the story,” Huxi said.”
When the wall myth is passed down through generations, there’s an incredible amount of detail and history that goes into it,” he said.
“But there’s also a very powerful sense of hope.
When people talk about the Great West Road, it’s usually associated with a certain Chinese person who is looking for a place to go to and who might be a hero.
But the fact that the wall story is so powerful because it’s an ancient myth tells us that there is a very strong sense of optimism and hope in the Chinese imagination.”
The team hopes that their findings will help shed light on how the myth of the ‘Great Leap’ was passed on from generation the wall was built and how it might be re-enacted.
“One of the things we’ve been looking at is whether the myth was passed through the Chinese people through a process of oral tradition,” Hooligan said.
The research was published in the journal Ancient China.