Nine Tailed Fox originated in Korea? Face slapping in Shanhaijing

 Nine Tailed Fox originated in Korea? Face slapping in Shanhaijing

The West China Metropolis Daily reported on January 13 that in December 2020, the Korean drama Nine Tailed Fox biography came to an end. Although the ratings of the grand finale broke its highest record, it also fell into the controversy of rotten end. In this film and television drama starred by Li Dongxu and Zhao Baoer, the first male Nine Tailed Fox appeared in the history of Korean drama. Since the announcement of the project officer, Li Dongxus face fans have been looking forward to it. However, with the exposure of the shows human design, the sound of crash and ronggeng plagiarism has become increasingly loud.

This is not the first time that Korean drama has chosen the theme of Nine Tailed Fox. As early as 1994, Korean horror films told the story of Shara, the Nine Tailed Fox, who had been cultivated in the world for 999 years. In recent years, Korean dramas such as my girlfriend is Nine Tailed Fox and the book of nine families have gained a lot of fans in China.

In Sansheng Sanshi, delireba plays the Nine Tailed red fox Bai Fengjiu.

Why do Korean dramas love the theme of Nine Tailed Fox? In a South Korean variety show, the chronicles of the Three Kingdoms, when the Chinese guests stated that the Nine Tailed Fox was a well-known legend in China, the South Korean guests said that the ancestor of the Nine Tailed Fox was South Korea and even more frankly said that it was the monster of South Korea. In addition, there are Korean netizens demonstrated that Qingqiu was once a place name in South Korea, so jiuweihu originated in South Korea. What are the facts?


Life experience of Nine Tailed Fox

We have to start with the ancient book of mountains and seas

On December 25, 2020, born out of the classic of mountains and seas, the first large-scale indoor immersion light and shadow art exhibition in Southwest China, the legend of whale dream u00b7 Shenyin classic of mountains and seas, opened in Chengdu. When you come to the exhibition, you can see the Nine Tailed Fox from the classic of mountains and seas. If you want to know the origin of the Nine Tailed Fox, you have to start with this ancient book Shanhaijing.

Although South Koreas Nine Tailed Fox films and TV plays emerge in endlessly, there are also many classic Nine Tailed Fox films and TV images deeply rooted in the hearts of the people in China: Bai Qian, the Nine Tailed white fox who is the best in the four seas and eight wastelands in Sansheng Sanshi Shili peach blossom; Su Daji, who is charming and charming in Fengshen romance; and Su Daji, who is transformed into a demon because of practicing magic in four famous young peoples arrest Nine Tailed Fox white ice

In the Sansheng Sanshi series, Bai Qian and Bai Fengjiu belong to the Nine Tailed Fox people who live in Qingqiu country for generations. It seems that we can see the shadow of the classic of mountains and seas, which is the source of Nine Tailed Foxs life experience.

Among the existing documents, the earliest written record of Jiuwei fox can be traced back to Shanhaijing. In this book, there are three records about the Nine Tailed Fox, which clearly records the appearance and living place of the Nine Tailed Fox. Among them:

Nanshan Jing: the mountains of green hills are rich in jade in the Yang and green in the Yin. There is a beast Yan. It looks like a fox and has nine tails. Its sound is like a baby. It can eat people, but it doesnt poison them. Guo puyun: Nine Tailed Fox.

Overseas East classic: Qingqiu state in the north, the fox four feet nine tail


The forerunner of fox spirit

Nine Tailed Fox is a kind of auspicious thing

The edition of Shanhaijing is complex, and its author and completion time are unknown. Domestic scholars generally believe that Shanhaijing was not a book for a while, and the author was not a single person. It was compiled and proofread by Liu Xiang and Liu Xin in the Western Han Dynasty that Shanhaijing became a Book handed down from generation to generation. At present, the earliest version of Shanhaijing that people can see is the biography of Shanhaijing by Guo Pu, a scholar of Jin Dynasty.

It is worth mentioning that in the annotation of Guo Pu, a famous writer in the Western Jin Dynasty, he said: peace is auspicious. It can be seen that in the concept of Han people at that time, the Nine Tailed Fox was a kind of auspicious thing. In addition, the chapter of Fengchan, the general meaning of the white tiger, says: when the virtue comes to birds and beasts, the Phoenix flies, the Phoenix dances, the unicorn reaches, the white tiger arrives, the fox has nine tails, the white pheasant descends, the White Deer sees, and the white bird descends. It means that as long as the monarch governs the world well and the people live well, the Nine Tailed Fox will appear and report good luck.

Since the Nine Tailed Fox represents auspicious omen, why, with the development of history, have fox demons become villains who charm the monarch and disturb the common people in the current movies and TV plays? In ShuoWenJieZi written by Xu Shen in the Eastern Han Dynasty, it is pointed out that fox is also a monster, which is taken by a ghost, which shows the view that fox is a demon. With the birth of the novel Fengshen Yanyi of Ming Dynasty, it created the most popular fox spirit image. Since then, in the Qing Dynasty Vernacular Novel fox fate, the protagonist jade face fairy is nine tail jade face xuanhu Jing, finally accepted by LV Dongbin, cut off eight tails.

Of course, the ancient Chinese books about the Nine Tailed Fox do not only exist in the books mentioned above. There are many stories about the Nine Tailed Fox, such as Bai Hu Tong Yi written by Ban Gu, a famous historian and litterateur in the Eastern Han Dynasty, Ruiying Tu in Dunhuang, Wei Shu in the Northern Qi Dynasty and Wu Yue Chun Qiu written by Zhao Ye in the Eastern Han Dynasty.


Yuzaoqian in Japanese legend

It was influenced by the story of Daji

Looking back to the South Korean variety show heroes of the Three Kingdoms, when the guests from China and South Korea were red in the face because of the origin of the Nine Tailed Fox, they did not expect that the Japanese guests silently said, the Japanese also think that (Nine Tailed Fox) is from China, which detonated the already hot scene again.

Indeed, compared with South Korea, the development of the Nine Tailed Fox legend derived from Japan is clearer. Here we have to mention the legendary monster in Japan - yuzaoqian. Yuzaoqian is said to be a peerless beauty transformed from the white faced golden Nine Tailed Fox. The white faced golden Nine Tailed Fox, together with jiutun boy and Chongde emperor Yuling, who incarnated as a big dog, are listed as three evil monsters in Japan.

Historically, the legend of yuzaoqian appeared in the 14th century, and the archetype was considered by historians to be the daughter of Fujiwara nagashi. It is generally believed that the story of yuzaoqian, a Japanese fox demon, was created under the influence of the story of Chinese Daji, and gradually took shape in the Edo era.

According to Japanese legend, yuzaoqian is a Nine Tailed Fox from China, incarnated as a gorgeous beauty Daji; then he went to India, incarnated as huayangtian, the princess of motutos Banzu prince; later, yuzaoqian came to Japan, won the favor and trust of the bird feather emperor, and was exposed by Abes relatives (the eighth generation grandson of Abe Qingming).

In South Korea, the records about jiuweihu can be found in Kuiyuan Shihua, which is said to have been created in the Korean era. However, most historians believe that the book is a Fake Book, or that it only records the ancient myths and stories of Korea, and has no value as a historical reference. There are many legends about the fox demon and the worship of belief in Korean folk, but there are no relevant records since the spring and Autumn period as in China.

Chinese fox culture, as an original creation of China, has had a profound impact on neighboring countries for a long time. At present, Chinese scholars put forward the idea of Chinese fox culture moving eastward, which has influenced the viewpoint of South Korea. In fact, Japan, South Korea and China are just a strip of water, and their cultural heritage has been deeply influenced by Chinese culture since ancient times. I dont know the origin of the Nine Tailed Fox. Its better to read the classic of mountains and seas several times to learn about Chinese traditional culture.