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The Same Background of Confucian Culture a Study on the Differences between Chinese and Korean Myths and Stories--Taking the Cowherd and Weaver Girl as an Example

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DOI: 10.25236/sser.2019.219


Ming Piao

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Ming Piao


Among the many nationalities in the world, from ancient times to the present, the nation with the closest relationship and deepest complex is of course China and South Korea. Although there are such unique natural arrangements in the geographical proximity of each other, there is a culturally inseparable connection. When it comes to the culture of China and South Korea, the first and foremost nature is Confucian culture. Confucian culture has not only left a deep mark on the cultural development of the Chinese nation, but also on the cultural development of the world. Confucian culture spread to South Korea. After the understanding and digestion of Koreans, Confucianism has deeply integrated into the traditional culture of South Korea, which has influenced the social development of South Korea and formed a Korean Confucian culture with Korean national characteristics. In the context of the same Confucian culture, the difference between Chinese and Korean mythological stories is very large. This article compares the myths and stories of the Chinese and Korean myths with the mythical story, and First of all, compare the differences between the two countries' stories on the theme of the plot and the cultural connotations implied in the story, so as to explore the differences between the cultural concepts, beliefs and nationalities reflected in the stories of the two countries.


Confucian culture; Comparison between China and South Korea; Difference in mythology; Cowherd and Weaver