Genetic Study on Jade as the Origin of Chinese Civilization

Juan Wu


This paper, based on the recent scholarship by Chinese mythologists’ on jade ideology, introduces the theoretical and methodological innovation of Chinese mythology, explores the genetic mechanism of Jade-as-God model, exams the integrated function of jade in the material and spiritual resource possession and distribution, analyzes its relation with the Chinese cultural origin and demonstrates the necessity and capacity of inter-disciplinary interpretation. 



Jade, Comparative Mythology, Myth history, Cultural Origin

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