Beneath is the Earth, where people dwell. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it. The Cannibal Grandmother of the Yi and other strange creatures and characters unsettle accepted notions of Chinese fable and literary form. This is the universe of Chinese folktale. It has long been known that the written page is but a pale reproduction of the spoken word, that a tale hardly reflects the telling. Literati Storytelling shows how these writings offer crucial insights into the reconfiguration of the Chinese elite, which monopolized literacy, social prestige, and political participation in imperial China.
The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. About this Item: Macfarlane Walter and Ross. Originally the range of the materials I intended to include in my selection was very much wider. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.
Under the main heading of 'The Eternal Storyteller', in August 1996 the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies hosted an International Workshop on Oral Literature in Modern China. In the fall of 1988, Kwan, a Chinese-born professor of tourism living in Vancouver, returned to teach in Beijing. The E-mail message field is required. Read our and for more details. In letters and diary entries, he describes these people and his perception of events leading up to the student revolution of May and June 1989. The book also includes theoretical discussions of essential elements of oral storytelling, multicultural education, how oral storytelling can help children who have difficulty learning mathematics, and mathematical problem solving. You will find something for everyone.
If you find documents that should not be here please report them. The ethnographically oriented articles, as well as those dealing with classification problems, reveal dimensions of folklore that are often obscured from the student reading the folklore text alone. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. New with no dust jacket. The binding is stiff, with inner flaps front and back.
An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. The cast of characters, both humble and fantastic, includes: A young man willing to spend a night in a haunted mansion to prove that the spirit world does not exist Fox faeries wearying of their immortality and craving the uncertainty of human experiences A bored husband looking for excitement—but finding mortal danger instead Michael David Kwan first heard these tales told by street—corner storytellers during his childhood in China. Please click button to get the chinese storyteller s book book now. Author by : William H. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges.
Four sets of these films have been deposited in Washington D. He retells them through his own unique literary vision—through the lens of his own personality, experience, and imagination. Thereafter, a wide range of topics relating to Chinese oral literature is covered under the headings: 'Historical Lines', 'A Spectrium of Genres', 'Studies of Yangzhou and Suzhou Story- telling' and 'Performances of Yangzhou Storytelling'. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. From United Kingdom to U.
And beneath the Earth lies a magical realm of witches, vampires, ghosts, and immortal foxes capable of assuming human form. About this Item: Macfarlane Walter and Ross. Spend some real time together. About this Item: Soho Press, Incorporated. This study deals with fifteenth century chantefables, their publishers and readers, their festive, kinship and performative context, and their significance in the emergence of vernacular print in China.
About this Item: Soho Press. What kinship terms are to social structure, genre terms are to folklore. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. The portraits he sketches, particularly of one student, J. Taken as a whole, Kwan's account lacks persuasive force; for most of this scary and exhilarating period, Kwan was absorbed in himself and his vacations to remote corners of China; he swamps the reader with details of his daily life, which, when they do not say something about China, are simply not interesting. Readers are introduced to antiphonal songs of the Zhuang and the Dong, who live among the fantastic limestone hills of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; work and matchmaking songs of the mountain-dwelling She of Fujian province; and saltwater songs of the Cantonese-speaking boat people of Hong Kong. A selective bibliography provides a guide to analytical and theoretical works on the topic.
What a great way for families to spend time together or to share a special evening with friends. The nine tales in The Chinese Storytellers Book show what happens when the worlds of Earth and the supernatural collide The cast of characters, both humble and fantastic, includes A young man willing to spend a night in a haunted mansion to prove that the spirit world does not exist Fox faeries wearying of their immortality and craving the uncertainty of human experiences A bored husband looking for excitement but finding mortal danger instead Michael David Kwan first heard these tales told by street corner storytellers during his childhood in China He retells them through his own unique literary vision through the lens of his own personality, experience, and imagination search-books. The literary-oriented articles conceive of folklore forms, not as the antecedents of literary genres, but as complex, symbolically rich expressions. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. This is the universe of Chinese folktale.
This is the universe of Chinese folktales. . Author by : Jennifer M. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. In so doing, the world of Chinese story telling is not just described and analysed - it is also brought to life. The volume derived from this meeting includes an introductory article written by John Miles Foley entitled 'A Comparative View on Oral Traditions'.