The Marvel movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has been nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 94th Academy Awards. 

The nomination is well-deserved: The movie’s CGI showcasing Ta Lo is impeccable. 

In the West, there are unicorns, mermaids, Bigfoot and more. The East also has its own mythical creatures that may be less well known. 

“Shang-Chi” gave audiences a glimpse of the animals that make up Eastern mythology

But where did they come from? Here are four Chinese mythical creatures from “Shang-Chi” you need to know. 

(Warning: spoilers ahead)



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Amie Lin

Amie Lin is currently attending Hunter College double majoring in Mandarin and Media Studies. She is such a foodie and loves Chinese dramas.