Traditional Chinese Folk Tales

Traditional Chinese Folk Tales

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Traditional Chinese folktales / edited by Yin-lien C. Chin, Yetta S. Center, Mildred Ross. p. cm. Summary: A collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China.

Author: C.Chin Yin-Lien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315492599

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China.
Categories: Education

Folklore Studies of Traditional Chinese House Building

Folklore Studies of Traditional Chinese House Building

The other was German Sinologist Wolfram Eberhard (1909–1989), who has been known for his work Typen chinesischer Volksmärchen (Types of Chinese Folktales). Since the establishment of the Aarne-Thompson classification systems or the AT ...

Author: Shiwu Li

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811654770

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book provides extensive information on craftsmen-built houses in China. Though some inroads have been made in studying this folk custom, this work represents the first comprehensive and systematic monograph. The book examines the topic at the two main levels of “history” and “theory”. Combining historical textual research, contemporary textual research, and field study, the book presents systematic information on the folk custom of craftsmen-built houses in China. At the level of theoretical research, it puts forward some original opinions on the major theoretical issues, such as the folk custom of religious belief, the boundary between superstition and religion, and the relationship between oral literature and ritual. The book provides a guide to help readers systematically understand the folk custom of craftsmen-built houses in China. Sharing valuable insights into Chinese architectural history, as well as religious studies, cultural anthropology, and folklore, it will appeal to researchers in the fields of folklore, cultural anthropology, and architecture and can also serve as a popular science book for understanding Chinese architectural culture.
Categories: Social Science

The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature

The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature

Folklorists have found many Chinese tales , especially märchen and humorous tales , to be similar to tales told in other parts of the world . Wolfram Eberhard began the task of classifying Chinese tales in accordance with the Aarne ...

Author: William H. Nienhauser

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253329833

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1050

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"A vertitable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-dateinformation (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volumetitle stands alone as THE standard reference work for the study of traditionalChinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published." --Choice The second volume to The Indiana Companion to TraditionalChinese Literature is both a supplement and an update to the original volume. VolumeII includes over 60 new entries on famous writers, works, and genres of traditionalChinese literature, followed by an extensive bibliographic update (1985-1997) ofeditions, translations, and studies (primarily in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German) for the 500+ entries of Volume I.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Traditional Chinese Stories

Traditional Chinese Stories

first modern Chinese story . These forms are the close to the end . A sense of “ comprehensiveness , " pi - chi , ch'uan - ch'i , pien - wen , hua - pen , and kung - an the hallmark of many ch'uan - ch'i stories , is seldom ( see ...

Author: Yau-Woon Ma

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui

ISBN: 0887270719

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 603

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For centuries the Chinese referred to their fiction as xiaoshuo, etymologically meaning roadside gossip or small talk, and held it in relative disregard.
Categories: Literary Collections

Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales

Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales

Beloved Myths and Legends from the Middle Kingdom Shelley Fu. common people. Thus, they represented a triumph ... Today, traditional Chinese tales offer a glimpse of the richness, beauty, and down-to-earth spirit of Chinese culture.

Author: Shelley Fu

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462908417

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales is a wonderful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales also explores the historical impact and roots of each tale, inviting you and the children you love to fully enjoy the many layers of meaning contained within them. The included pronunciation guide as well as information for further reading makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians and parents.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Classical Chinese Literature

Classical Chinese Literature

Traditional Chinese Stories : Themes and Variations . New York : Columbia University Press , 1978 . Kao , Karl S. Y. , ed . Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic : Selections from the Third to the Tenth Century .

Author: John Minford

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9629960486

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 1176

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Categories: Chinese literature

The Chinese Vernacular Story

The Chinese Vernacular Story

The Henpecked Judge Who Loses a Governorship , " in Traditional Chinese Stories . " The Brothers Liu " ( HY 10 ) . " Brother or Bride ? " in Four Cautionary Tales . " The Two Brothers , " in The Courtesan's Jewel Box .

Author: Patrick Hanan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674125657

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Categories: Social Science

Explore Ancient Chinese Myths

Explore Ancient Chinese Myths

One type of early instrument was a bone flute. In 1999, archaeologists uncovered 30 flutes in central China. The flutes were. Traditional Chinese music included folk songs and Buddhist oracle bone: a piece of a bone or turtle shell.

Author: Anita Yasuda

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 9781619306097

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 98

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Who is the lady who floated to the moon? Did a monkey really hatch from an egg? Did tears bring down the Great Wall of China? Does the sky rest on the legs of a turtle? In Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 soar on a journey through ancient China to learn about history, geography, science, and art through stories that have been told and retold for thousands of years. They learn the tales of past heroes and wise kings, brave goddesses and gods who brought riches, rain, and immortality. Then there are the gods who taught people how to live by sharing their knowledge of agriculture, writing, music, and math. The myths and legends told by the ancient Chinese that have survived into modern times showcase the ingenuity and passion that this culture has applied to problem solving and cultural expression. Through the 25 hands-on projects, kids will have fun and gain a deeper understanding of ancient Chinese myths. Projects include making mooncakes, writing in Chinese, designing a New Year’s story board game, and observing the stars. Exploring myths and legends is also a way to discover how ancient China is still impacting the world today through inventions such as fireworks, silk, paper, and printing. In addition, kids will be invited to think about how Chinese culture is similar or different from their life today. By combining social studies and literature with activities, fun facts, jokes, and cartoons, Explore Ancient Chinese Myths offers the opportunity to discover Ancient China through myths and legends.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Chinese Myths and Legends

Chinese Myths and Legends

Religion also influenced Chinese folk tales. The two major Chinese religions were Buddhism and Taoism. Buddhism became popular in the early half of the sixth century, but Taoism was made popular about four centuries earlier.

Author: Shelley Fu

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462919956

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant literary culture. Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality, and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Chinese Myths and Legends also explores the origins of each tale, as well as its impact on Chinese culture and history, inviting you and the children you love to enjoy the many layers of meaning. The included pronunciation guide, as well as information for further reading, makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians, and parents.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Paradoxes of Traditional Chinese Literature

Paradoxes of Traditional Chinese Literature

2 , Juan 17 [ translation modified from that by William H. Nienhauser , Jr. in Karl S. Y. Kao ( ed . ) , Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic ( Bloomington , Indiana : Indiana University Press , 1985 ) , pp .

Author: Chinese University of Hong Kong. Institute of Chinese Studies

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9622015948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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This book is a collection of nine articles on various paradoxical aspects of traditional Chinese literature. The literary works chosen for analysis range from the Tang dynasty to the late Qing. Besides providing new approaches to the well known classic authors such as Honglou Meng, Jin Ping Mei, Xixiang ji, and Liaozhai zhiyi, there are also detailed analysis of such diverse works as Liu Zongyuan's fiction, analogues of the Liu Yi story, lesser known versions of the play White Rabbit, as well as a number of late Qing fictions. Contributors to this volume include some of the most respected names in sinology today.
Categories: Literary Criticism