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In the Beginning

In The Beginning looks at where we've come from - maybe.
Creation myths, from assorted cultures. Presented in various formats - we have storytellers, actors, discussion and sound design. There are two versions - one in Mandarin Chinese, and one in English.
We're always looking for more stories, and if you have a creation story to share, simply email us at with the topic "Creation Myth" and we'll get back to you.

As In The Beginning is a project of's China team, we start with the Chinese Creation myths, of Pangu and Nüwa. And as our team member Jerry Wang is from the Yao ethnic minority, he tells us the version of the story recorded by his community.

Hosted by Nora Shafe, with guests Jerry Wang and Wang Hang -- all current SOAS students -- and production oversight by alumnus Connor Walsh.