Thursday, 7 September 2017

Top 4 Chinese Legendary Love Stories

Chinese Love Stories

Niulang and Zhinu

This is one of the famous love stories in Chinese History that everyone still remembered the pure love of Niulang and Zhinu. It is a love story between weaver girl, who is the seventh daughter of Goddess and a Cowherd. One day the fairy Zhinu escaped from boring heaven to look for fun and came across a honest and kind cowherd Niulang. They soon fell in love and got married without the knowledge of the Goddess.
Niulang and Zhinu lived happily with their two children. But their happiness never last for long time, the goddess knows about their marriage and forced the fairy to return to heaven. Niulang was very upset that his wife had disappeared. Suddenly, the ox began to talk and explained the way to reach the heaven. The ox tells him to kill it and put on its hide, he would be able to go to heaven to find Zhinu. He killed the ox and put on the skin and travelled to heaven to find his wife along with his two sons. The Goddesses of heaven was furious and scratched a wide river in the sky to separate the Niulang and Zhinu, thus forming the Milky Way between Altair and Vega. Lot of magpies formed bridge for the couple to meet each other, the goddess also touched by their love and finally allowed them to meet for a single night, which is the seventh night of the Seventh moon, which became the today’s Double Seventh Day, the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

Niulang and Zhinu

The Peacocks Fly to the Southeast

Peacocks fly to the Southeast is the tragedy love story written by Chinese poet Xie Lingyun. The story happened during the Eastern Han Dynasty. Liu Lanzhi is a poor girl married Jiao Zhongquing from official family. The couple loved each other and cherish the beautiful moments together. They are leading the happy life, but Liu was forced to leave her husband because of her mother-in-law. She left Jiao Zhongquing and went to her family. Her elders forced her to remarry, but she loves her husband. Liu has no choice but drowned herself in a lake. Jiao also hanged himself after hearing her death. The Peacock Fly to the Southeast resembles the people’s desire for love and free marriage in ancient China.

The Peacocks Fly to the Southeast chinese

The Butterfly lovers

The Butterfly Lovers happened in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. It is one of the famous novels in Chinese history. Zhu Yingtai is the girl disguise herself as a man to pursue her studies. During her trip she met Liang Shanbo, a scholar. Liang Shanbo didn’t know about her identity but soon they became friends and then sworn brothers. They studied together in Songshan Academy for next 3 years. Zhu failed to notice her identity but he fell in love with her. One day Zhu has to return home. In her way she hinted Liang about her love, but he did not understand her love confession.
Months later, Liang visits Zhu and he discovered that Zhu is actually a woman but he was too late, Zhu is already engaged to Ma Wencai, a man from rich family. After knowing this news, Liang is heartbroken and become ill and dies in office later as a country magistrate. On the day of her wedding, she went to Liang’s tomb there she prayed the heaven to open the tomb. The tomb opened as she hoped and she leaped into it immediately and the tomb closed. Later their spirits emerge in the form of a pair of butterflies and flew away together and never to be separated again.

butterfly lovers

Legend of White Snake

Legend of White Snake is one of the famous stories in Chinese History. This story has been presented in numerous Chinese operas, films and television series. It is the love story between a mortal and immortal white snake. One day one of the Eight immortals disguises himself as a man and selling tangyuan near the West lake in Hangzhou. Xu Xian buys that medicine without knowing that they are immortality pills. Xu Xian doesn’t feel hungry for three days and he later went to that man and ask him about this medicine, he laughs and carries Xu Xian to bridge and flip him upside down and Xu Xian vomit the tangyuan into the Lake. The White snake spirit in the late eats the pills and gains 500 years worth of magical powers.
Eighteen years later, the white snake and her sister transfer themselves into two young women called Bai Suzhen and Xiaoqing. There they met Xu Xian. Xu Xian and Bai Suzhen fall in love and married and they opened a medical shop. One day, the terrapin spirit who transforms into a Buddhist monk called Fahai made a plan to break up their relationship. He approaches Xu Xian and tells him about his wife and made her drink the realgar wine. After Bai Suzhen drinks that wine she revealed her true identity. Xu Xian dies of shock. Bai Suzhen and his sister travel to Mount Emei to steal the magical herb to save Xu Xian. After coming back to life, Xu Xian accepts her with her true identity. Fahai imprisoned Xu Xian in Jinshan Temple. His wife and Xiaoqing fought with fahai to rescue him, but she failed to save her husband because she is already pregnant so her powers are limited.
Xu Xian manage to escape from the temple and reunited with her. Bai Suzhen gives birth to their son, Xu Mengjiao. Later Fahai defeats Suzhen and imprison her in Leifeng Pagoda. Twenty years later her son freed her from the prison and united her with her husband. 

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