List of 32 Books Based on Chinese Mythology

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Title Author Publishing Year Genre
Ancient Tales and Folklore of China Edward T. C. Werner 1986 History, Fantasy, Mythology
Black Scales White Fur Kylie Chan 2013 Fantasy Fiction
Chinese Mythology: An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend Derek Walters 1992 Fantasy, Mythology
Dark Serpent Kylie Chan 2013 Fantasy Fiction, Urban fantasy
Descendant of the Crane Joan He 2019 Fantasy Fiction, Mystery
Earth to Hell Kylie Chan 2010 Urban fantasy, Fantasy Fiction
Eon Alison Goodman 2011 Novel, Fantasy Fiction, Speculative fiction
Essential Chinese Mythology: Stories That Change the World Martin Palmer, Zhao Xiaomin, Joanne O’Brien, James Palmer 1997 Fantasy, Mythology, Folklore
Jade City Fonda Lee 2017 Novel, Fantasy Fiction, High fantasy, Adventure fiction, Thriller
The Kuan Yin Chronicles: The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion Martin Palmer, Jay Ramsay 1995 Nonfiction, Spirituality, Religion, History
Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera Aaron Shepard 2016 Cultural, Asia
Monkey: A Journey to the West David Kherdian 1992 Folklore, Biographical Fiction
Mooncakes and Hungry Ghosts: Festivals of China Carol Stepanchuk, Charles Wong 1992 Ghosts
Myths and Legends of China E.T.C. Werner 1922 Fairy tale
Origins of Chinese Festivals Goh Pei Ki 1997 Comics, Non-fiction comics
Reflection: A Twisted Tale Elizabeth Lim 2018 Fantasy Fiction, Adventure fiction
Small Shen Kylie Chan 2012 Fantasy Fiction
Soundless Richelle Mead 2015 Fantasy Fiction
Starry River of the Sky Grace Lin 2012 Fiction, Fairy tale
Taoism and Chinese Religion Henri Maspero 1971 Cultural, Religion, Taoism, Religion, Philosophy
The Eight Immortals of Taoism: Legends and Fables of Popular Taoism translated by Kwok Man Ho and Joanne O’Brien 1990 Religion, Taoism, Nonfiction
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo F.C. Yee 2017 Fiction
The Ghost Bride Yangsze Choo 2013 Historical Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Ghost story
The Killing Fog Jeff Wheeler 2020 Fantasy Fiction, High fantasy
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan Sherry Thomas 2019 Fiction
The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the West Aaron Shepard 2005 Fiction
The Poppy War R.F. Kuang 2018 Novel, Fantasy Fiction, High fantasy, Grimdark, Historical Fiction, Historical fantasy
The Story of Kao Yu Peter S. Beagle 2016 Fantasy Fiction, Fairy tale
The Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston 1976 Autobiography, Biography, Künstlerroman
Three Kingdoms Luo Guanzhong 1522 Novel, historical novel, Historical Fiction, War story
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin 2009 Children's literature, Fairy tale, Fantasy Fiction, Juvenile fantasy
White Tiger Kylie Chan 2006 Fantasy Fiction

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