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What does this ear stud show in Chinese Mythology?

Does someone know what this ear stud shows? Because of the Yin/Yang symbol it should be chinese - so no Yōkai. Could it be a Yaoguai? A Huli jing? I have absolutely no idea but I just want to know ...
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To what degree are depictions of Beggar So influenced by the immortal Li Tieguai?

I'm specifically wondering about the depictions of Beggar So in popular culture, such as his portrayal by the inimitable Yuen Siu-tien. For instance: Li Tienguai has a magic medicine gourd; Beggar So ...
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Are the seven fairies of the story of Dong Yong, being the daughters of the Jade Emperor, a modern invention?

I was looking for old stories about seven sisters, where the youngest is the most important, and found the English Wikipedia article on Tian Xian Pei, talking about the daughters of the Jade Emperor, ...
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Origins of the Chinese Red Egg Tradition

In China there is a folk custom to give a red egg on someone's birthday. When and where did this practice originate from? Are there any myths related to the practice?
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Where did the Red Thread of Fate originate?

My mum used to tell me about the Red Thread of Fate from Chinese mythology, but due to popular culture it is often mistaken for Japanese mythology... What are the variations of the Red Thread of Fate, ...