Asian folklore studies

Asian folklore studies

Founder : Matthias Eder , S . V . D . ( 1902 – 1980 ) Editors Benjamin Dorman (
acting editor ) Clark Chilson , Scott Schnell ( guest editors ) ASIAN FOLKLORE
STUDIES welcomes research and news items on the folklore of Asian cultures ,
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South Asian Folklore in Transition

South Asian Folklore in Transition

This book was originally published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

Author: Frank J. Korom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429753817

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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The Indian Subcontinent has been at the centre of folklore inquiry since the 19th century, yet, while much attention was paid to India by early scholars, folkloristic interest in the region waned over time until it virtually disappeared from the research agendas of scholars working in the discipline of folklore and folklife. This fortunately changed in the 1980s when a newly energized group of younger scholars, who were interested in a variety of new approaches that went beyond the textual interface, returned to folklore as an untapped resource in South Asian Studies. This comprehensive volume further reinvigorates the field by providing fresh studies and new models both for studying the “lore” and the “life” of everyday people in the region, as well as their engagement with the world at large. By bringing Muslims, material culture, diasporic horizons, global interventions and politics to bear on South Asian folklore studies, the authors hope to stimulate more dialogue across theoretical and geographical borders to infuse the study of the Indian Subcontinent’s cultural traditions with a new sense of relevance that will be of interest not only to areal specialists but also to folklorists and anthropologists in general. This book was originally published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.
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South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore

Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.

Author: Frank J. Korom

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000109142046

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.
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A Bibliography of South Asian Folklore

A Bibliography of South Asian Folklore

Author: Edwin C. Kirkland

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore, and Linguistics

ISBN: IND:30000041101084

Category: Folklore

Page: 291

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Categories: Folklore

Chinese Folklore Studies Today

Chinese Folklore Studies Today

Contributors to this volume focuses on topics that have long been the dominant areas of folklore studies in China, including myth, folk song, and cultural heritage, as well as topics that are new to the field, such as urban folklore and ...

Author: Lijun Zhang

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253044112

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Chinese folklorists are well acquainted with the work of their English-language colleagues, but until recently the same could not be said about American scholars’ knowledge of Chinese folkloristics. Chinese Folklore Studies Today aims to address this knowledge gap by illustrating the dynamics of contemporary folklore studies in China as seen through the eyes of the up-and-coming generation of scholars. Contributors to this volume focuses on topics that have long been the dominant areas of folklore studies in China, including myth, folk song, and cultural heritage, as well as topics that are new to the field, such as urban folklore and women’s folklore. The ethnographic case studies presented here represent a broad range of geographic areas within mainland China and also introduce English-language readers to relevant Chinese literature on each topic, creating the foundation for further cross-cultural collaborations between English-language and Chinese folkloristics.
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Folklore Concepts

Folklore Concepts

American Folklore Studies: An Intellectual History. Lawrence, KS: University
Press of ... Clements, William M., ed. 1988. 100 Years of American Folklore
Studies: A Conceptual History. ... Special issue. Asian Folklore Studies 50. ———
. 1991.

Author: Dan Ben-Amos

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ISBN: 9780253049575

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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By defining folklore as artistic communication in small groups, Dan Ben-Amos led the discipline of Folklore in new directions. In Folklore Concepts, Henry Glassie and Elliott Oring have curated a selection of Ben-Amos's groundbreaking essays that explore folklore as a category in cultural communication and as a subject of scholarly research. Ben-Amos's work is well-known for sparking lively debate that often centers on why his definition intrinsically acknowledges tradition rather than expresses its connection forthright. Without tradition among people, there would be no art or communication, and tradition cannot accomplish anything on its own--only people can. Ben-Amos's focus on creative communication in communities is woven into the themes of the theoretical essays in this volume, through which he advocates for a better future for folklore scholarship. Folklore Concepts traces Ben-Amos's consistent efforts over the span of his career to review and critique the definitions, concepts, and practices of Folklore in order to build the field's intellectual history. In examining this history, Folklore Concepts answers foundational questions about what folklorists are doing, how they are doing it, and why.
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Newsletter

Newsletter

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ISBN: IND:30000108698634

Category: Folklore

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Micronesian Folktales

Micronesian Folktales

Author: Roger E. Mitchell

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ISBN: IND:39000005763185

Category: Folklore

Page: 281

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Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife.

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
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The Kojiki

The Kojiki

“The Sujin Religious Revolution.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 17, nos.
2–3 (1990): 200–17. Fairchild, William P. “'Mika'-Jar Deities in Japanese
Mythology.” Asian Folklore Studies 24, no. 1 (1965): 81–101. Fuminobu,
Murakami.

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Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231163897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered JapanÕs first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of JapanÕs islands, reflecting the origins of Japanese civilization and future Shinto practice. The Kojiki provides insight into the lifestyle, religious beliefs, politics, and history of early Japan, and for centuries has shaped the nationÕs view of its past. This innovative rendition conveys the rich appeal of the Kojiki to a general readership by translating the names of characters to clarify their contribution to the narrative while also translating place names to give a vivid sense of the landscape the characters inhabit, as well as an understanding of where such places are today. Gustav HeldtÕs expert organization reflects the textÕs original sentence structure and repetitive rhythms, enhancing the readerÕs appreciation for its sophisticated style of storytelling.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Who Needs Folklore

Who Needs Folklore

Author: A. K. Ramanujan

Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa

ISBN: 1879153009

Category: Folk literature

Page: 32

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Categories: Folk literature

Folktales of India

Folktales of India

Presents approximately one hundred Indian folktales, translated from fourteen languages.

Author: Brenda E. F. Beck

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226040836

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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Presents approximately one hundred Indian folktales, translated from fourteen languages.
Categories: Fiction