Under the Starfruit Tree

Under the Starfruit Tree

Under the Starfruit Tree Once nce there were two brothers whose parents died . The parents left everything to their older soneverything , that is , but the starfruit tree , which they left to their younger son .

Author: Alice M. Terada

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082481553X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The culture of Vietnam is rich in diversity: its folk literature reflects, shapes, and transmits that culture. This collection of stories contributes to our understanding of the traditions, values, and human qualities of the Vietnamese peoples.
Categories: Fiction

Legends of Vietnam

Legends of Vietnam

Terada, Under the Starfruit Tree, 23–34; Schultz, Vietnamese Legends, 143. 62. Giao Cư Nguyễn, Thạch Sanh, 5– 15; Schultz, Vietnamese Legends, 106. 63. Ho Hien, “The Mercury Balance Syndrome,” in Vo et al, Remembering Saigon (Denver, ...

Author: Nghia M. Vo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490608

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Legends are a mirror of the culture that creates them, a revealing lens through which to observe society, religion, history, and traditions. This volume explores Vietnamese legends from 1321 to today—tales of gods, spirits, ghosts, giants, extraordinary individuals, heroes, common people, and animals. It explains the mores, thought processes, and religions that formed the genesis of Vietnamese legends, traces the development of legends through time and space, and highlights the historical and social differences between northern and southern legends. Over time, this work shows, Vietnamese legends have evolved from a 14th century means of government propaganda to become a form of news, entertainment, and thought for the masses.
Categories: Social Science

Master Tells Stories

Master Tells Stories

The elder brother setup a hammock and waited under the starfruit tree every day. As expected, one day, a crow came and ate the starfruit. The elder brother pretended to be annoyed and said, “If you eat my starfruit, I'll starve to death ...

Author: The Supreme Master Ching Hai

Publisher: The Supreme Master Ching Hai Publishing Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9789868263567

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 113

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The wisdom of the Masters is often revealed through stories to bring the true meaning of their teachings to closer understanding of the people. In this book The Supreme Master Ching Hai reveals precious pearls of wisdom in the form of fun stories for people of all ages to enjoy.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Earth Tales from Around the World

Earth Tales from Around the World

Under the Starfruit Tree ” is the title story in Under the Starfruit Tree : Folktales from Vietnam by Alice M. Terada ( Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press , 1989 ) , pp . 3–6 . In this tale , an eagle , who perches in the starfruit ...

Author: Michael J. Caduto

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555919685

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A collection of forty-eight tales from all over the world stresses the concept of respect for nature
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

Like Under the Starfruit Tree, they are instructive, but they also serve to explain reasons for cultural traditions. The Legend of the Watermelon, in particular, is a story about luck and intelligence.

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313350665

Category: Social Science

Page: 1254

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This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales
Categories: Social Science

Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners

Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners

When the mandarin asked for evidence, the boy indicated that Giap's body had been buried under the starfruit tree, together with the silver that the couple was not at all aware of. e mandarin ordered his soldiers to dig up the dirt ...

Author: Tri C. Tran

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462919567

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners--a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Vietnamese language. Nothing introduces students and cultural enthusiasts to a language and people better than stories. Intended for Vietnamese language students or heritage learners, the stories in this volume present the everyday vocabulary and grammar in use in Vietnam today. Forty folk stories have been edited and simplified for learning purposes and are presented in parallel Vietnamese and English versions to facilitate language learning. These delightful Vietnamese folktales immediately animate the culture, offering readers a glimpse of the social, cultural and religious aspects of Vietnamese society in bygone eras. The English translations allow readers who are not yet studying the language to experience the wisdom and humor in these traditional, well-loved stories. An audio CD in Vietnamese helps students improve their pronunciation and inflection and introduces readers to the uniquely Vietnamese story of storytelling. Discussion questions, vocabulary and cultural notes are provided at the end of each story.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Magic Crocodile and Other Folktales from Indonesia

The Magic Crocodile and Other Folktales from Indonesia

ALICE TERADA is a former teacher and the compiler of Under the Starfruit Tree : Folktales from Vietnam . CHARLENE K. SMOYER , a part - Hawaiian , is an artist , book illustrator , and playwright . - FOLKLOREFolktales from Asia and the ...

Author: Alice M. Terada

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824816544

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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An illustrated collection of twenty-nine traditional tales from six regions of Indonesia.
Categories: Fiction

A Time of Ghosts

A Time of Ghosts

Once at school, Happiness had to wait outside in the playground under a starfruit tree all day until classes ended. Then she had to take me back home. I was particularly insistent that while waiting, she had to stay within sight of my ...

Author: Hok-Pang Tang

Publisher: First Books

ISBN: 9781592994915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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¿Without warning there was a tremendous explosion that shattered the windows and so shook the house that the soup sloshed out of our bowls, spreading in puddles and rivulets on the table. ¿I ran out into the street. Looking south, I saw a great mass of black smoke rising into the sky. My father came and stood beside me. I could see that he was very upset. His face was grim as he turned to me and said, `Now we must face an unpredictable future.¿¿ So began the turmoil that turned China upside down and set an intelligent young man born to wealth and power off on an amazing journey through this world and the otherworldly in search of meaning and freedom. A Time of Ghosts is his remarkable, true story. HOK-PANG TANG was a physician and surgeon trained in both Western and traditional Chinese medicine. He practiced as a medical doctor in China, and later as an acupuncturist in the United States. This book is the result of his collaboration with David Coomler, an Oregon author and long-time friend of Dr. Tang.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography