ShanHaiJing 山海经, comprises of 2 scrolls. One is ShanJing, Mountain Classics 山经, the other, HaiJing 海经, Ocean Classics. Together it is called the Mountain and Ocean Classics. Indeed, this is the earliest Science Fiction book of the Chinese civilization. Yet, SiMa Qian 司馬遷, took it as a basis for his Record of the Historian.
The early history of Chinese civilizations are all legendary. This book acknowledged the existence of Titans, believed to have been a cross between super Aliens and Dinosaurs. Characters liked, PanGu 盘古, ShenNong 神農, NuWa 女娲, FuXi 伏羲, HuangDi 皇帝, ChiYou 蚩尤, XingTian 刑天, XuanNu 玄女, GongGong 共工 and a whole lot more are non human, super beings who has the most advanced knowledge of the stars and the Galaxy utilizing the most advanced vehicles propelled by nuclear energy. The first recorded battle of Zhoulu 涿鹿之战 is an epic proportion of nuclear warfare. But why are the Titans fighting among themselves but to conquer the very natural resources of planet Earth - Plutonium and Uranium. Coincidentally, HuangDi won over ChiYou, not otherwise, all the Chinese would have been a generation of a cross between a Bull and a Reptile with Green Skin and not Yellowish as what is seen today.
In brief, the gynecology of the Chinese begin with a the genesis of PanGu separating Heaven and Earth. That is the first stage of YinYang. He passes on as a transformation of mountains and water with his Axe as the universal pillar of Heaven and Earth - most likely an inter dimensional wormhole portal, Zhou Mountain 周山.
NuWa succeeded PanGu to create human beings out of the clay of the yellow river. Then a saga of epic proportion between the Fire God and Water God GongGong erupted from another dimensions. Defeating, GongGong ramp over the pillar of Heaven and Earth, causing the Heaven to tilt and a wormhole punctured across the Heavenly and Earthly realm. Chaos of an epic magnitude forced NuWa to mend the wormhole with Uranium stones. FuXi witnessed the entire episodes and mastered the universal code of Heaven called LianShan 连山Gua. He married the Titan NuWa and lead his tribe called the generation of HeTu.
The tribe grew and one begets two, two begets three. Out of scarcity of natural resources - uranium, these tribes fought among themselves. Three tribes lead by ChiYou, YanDi ShenNong and HuangDi stood out as the primary. They built megalomaniac societies and each with their very own code of Heaven. ShenNong created the GuiChang 归藏 Gua while HuangDi has his QianKun 乾坤 Gua. ChiYou clan was the most dominant enclaving both ShenNong and HuangDi, resulted in both of the inferior clans merged. The result is the battle of ZhouLu, an epic proportion saga displaying the most advanced nuclear warfare.
Such nuclear warfare of epic proportions almost wiped off human kind from this planet. HuangDi in despaired seek help from the other dimensions. Came XuanNu from the Nine Heaven to his rescue. HuangDi managed to channel huge meteorite to smack upon ChiYou's armies, mainly dinosaurs and wiped out the entire species of monsters from the Earth surface. In victory, HuangDi's tribe established the so called first dynasty of China, the Xia Dynasty. But that is not the only battle. ChiYou's successor XingTian also battled with HuangDi's clan and so forth. He was said to have been transported back to Heaven via the wormhole.
Ice age followed next. Most of the Titan by now, either extinct or hidden in the deep, left only humans to mend their own business. Before proceeding any further, it is better to understand the Geography of ShanHaiJing. It is said, China is engulfed by Seas from all sides. The Yellow River begins in KunLun mountain, but there is no such mountain to begin with. China has no seas over the north and the western region. Where is the Western and the Southern Sea came from? So, you don't need to be an intelligent person to guess ShanHaiJing is wronged!
Unfortunately, ShanHaiJing must not be viewed as the given current geography. It predates the current Euro Asia mass plate we understood, as a result of a platonic shift. The ancient mass plate of Laurasia is seen having seas at both the northern and western regions as well as the commonly known eastern and southern seas. This continent is actually an island. China is an island then. So, ShanHaiJing is unfortunately correct. Himalaya was once underwater.
At the brink of the end of the ice age, the clans grouped together and through the knowledge handed down by HuangDi, they knew a natural disaster is on the way - the Great Flood. To avoid the calamity the clan masterminded a two prone strategy. They appointed Gun 鯀 to execute it. He sought out a hidden Titan by the name of HouTu 后土and he was given a special mix 息壤that enable mountain to rise almost immediately. This substance is none other then nuclear bomb that can piled up earth from deep underground just liked lava that will cool off and formed crust. The objective is to divert water from flowing to the north and force the western water to flow south instead.
The Great Flood happened in a sudden due to the shift of the Himalayan platonic mass risen almost suddenly creating the roof of the world. Gun executed his plan with the atomic bomb, flatten the entire Tibetan plateau forcing the water to flow South. He succeeded but at the expanse of his clan's men. Many died due to the atomic implosion of the sub platonic strata and the Emperor is not very happy with the news. He was beheaded for that crime!
Yu 大禹, his son was appointed to take over his father's role. Yu did not make miracle. He has been taught the second tier of the strategy, that is to widen the rivers that had already been flowing south. This is via a map now known as the River Luo Book, LuoShu. Widening rivers did not result in massive lost of lives. Instead, he became national hero and inherited the Throne from the Emperor to became YuDi the Great.
This is also known as inheriting the throne not through hereditary but to the worthy one. Unfortunately, Yu successors were despot and subsequently replaced by the notion of the Mandate of Heaven, the very tale of FengShen YanYi 封神演義, the making of the Gods and Deities. That we leave it for another time.