Despite their ancient origins, the themes that appear in Chinese folktales are similar to those in the folk literature of all nations. Thus The Golden Carp is an early version of the Cinderella story, and the tragic fate of the lovers ...
Author: C.Chin Yin-Lien
A collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China.
Each book in this beautifully illustrated series presents a different folk tale from around the world. This book tells the story of the empty pot, a traditional Chinese folk tale.
Author: Charlotte Guillain
Category: Children's stories
Each book in this beautifully illustrated series presents a different folk tale from around the world. This book tells the story of the empty pot, a traditional Chinese folk tale. In it, the hero of the story learns that it is better to be honest than to cheat, and that honesty will bring real rewards.
Beloved Myths and Legends from the Middle Kingdom Shelley Fu. Chinese novel. Later in about the fourteenth century, ... in addition to poetry and essays written in wen yen wen, which continued the tradition of classical writings, ...
Author: Shelley Fu
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
The studies of artisan folklore in China started with two pioneering figures in folklore studies. ... His Chinese Folktales was the first academic work categorizing Chinese folk literature and conducting related analysis.
Author: Shiwu Li
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Social Science
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.
Still , in all fairness it must be added that in other stories the victims of tricksters are innocent . Such victims include the young men and women tricked into accepting deformed partners by clever matchmakers . The Chinese folktale ...
Author: William H. Nienhauser
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"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.
“Ancient tale” is an epic which tells folk stories of history or myths. “Mouth wind” is an ironic and humorous ballad, whose content is also made up on the time. PART II MARRIAGE CUSTOMS Double Wedding Ceremonies of the Blang Part I 28.
Author: Huawen Fang
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
"Traditional Chinese Folk Customs provides the reader with a kaleidoscopic view of social and cultural phenomena in various different areas and ethnic communities in China, in both ancient times and the present. Although the extent to which such old customs are still prevalent in Chinese society today varies, these traditions have had an undeniable impact on the contemporary Chinese way of life. Furthermore, given the growing consciousness of the importance of protecting traditional cultures, a number of folk customs that had once fallen to the verge of extinction are now being recovered, while others are still often found in Chinese literary works even if they have fallen out of common usage. As such, this book offers interesting insights into an often overlooked aspect of Chinese culture"--Provided by publisher.
Traditional Chinese Folktales. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 1989. Curry, Lindy Soon, and Chan-eung Park. A Tiger by the Tail and Other Stories from the Heart of Korea. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999. Davis, F. Hadland. Myths and ...
Author: D. L. Ashliman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
"This reference is a convenient introduction to folk and fairy tales for students and general readers. Ashliman looks at tales from around the world and from diverse cultures. The book defines and classifies folk and fairy tales and analyzes a number of examples. It also studies the varied manifestations of folk and fairy tales in literature and culture, and reviews critical and scholarly approaches to this folklore genre."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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
Category: Literary Collections
For centuries the Chinese referred to their fiction as xiaoshuo, etymologically meaning roadside gossip or small talk, and held it in relative disregard.
Author: Frederick H. MartensPublish On: 2019-09-19
A Gift Edition of 73 Enchanting Chinese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales Frederick H. Martens, Richard Wilhelm ... Notes: The Great Flood is a traditional fairy tale and has often drawn comparison with Grimms' fairy tale The Queen of the ...
Author: Frederick H. Martens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Fearless heroes, feisty princesses, sly magicians, terrifying dragons, talking foxes and miniature dogs. They all feature in this enthralling compendium of Chinese fairy tales and legends, along with an array of equally colourful characters and captivating plots. Although largely unknown in the West, the 70-plus stories in this volume are just as beguiling as the more familiar Grimms' Fairy Tales or Arabian Nights. They were collected in the early 20th century by Richard Wilhelm and first translated into English by Frederick H Martens. This beautifully produced revised and edited new edition includes updated notes which not only provide background on the tales, but also offer a fascinating insight into ancient Chinese folk lore and culture. These are stories to return to time and time again. From awesome adventures to quirky allegories, from the exploits of the gods to fables about beggars who outwit their betters, Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends is extraordinarily diverse and endlessly engaging. These wonderful stories have enduring and universal appeal, and will intrigue both children and adults.
Buddhists wrote quite a few “moral” tales to teach followers the tenets of Buddhism, which was brought to China in AD 67. ... After the establishment of the Communist Party in China in the 1920s, traditional Chinese stories finally came ...
Author: Shelley Fu
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
The Magic Paintbrush Lesson I Genre: Chinese folk tale Author. ... Strategy Check Explain that a number of powerful descriptions give this story the feel of an ancient Chinese folk tale. Focus on pages 6 and 7.
The legend of the dragon may have originated when early peoples found the fossilized remains of extinct animals that had roamed China in ancient times . However these stories began , the dragon has fascinated the Chinese for centuries .
Author: Howard Giskin
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This collection of ninety-three tales offers readers a unique look at Chinese culture through the lens of its oral tradition. Virtually every region of China is represented here, and many of these authentic folktales have never before been made available to the English-speaking world. The stories, each of which is accompanied by a brief introduction, are thematically grouped: dragon tales, love, magic, ghosts, monsters, and evil spirits, history and legend, fairy tales and fable, and human nature. Readers of every age will be both instructed and entertained by these charming folktales.
The current book volume, Chinese Short Stories 4, is a Level 1 Chinese reading practice book. It would introduce you to the famous Chinese folk story of the Butterfly Lovers 《梁山伯与祝英台》.
Author: S. K. Mishra
The Butterfly Lovers is a very famous Chinese folktale of the tragic love between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. The Liang Zhu legend and love story include certain real events that have happened in history as they are supported by historical data and cultural relics. Since the Eastern Jin Dynasty (东晋, 317年－420年), the folktale has already been circulated for more than 1,700 years. In Chinese culture, the story is often described as an eternal song of love. In fact, the folk story is one of the four major love stories of ancient Chinese folk (the remaining three are: The White Snake, The Legend of Meng Jiangnv, and The Cowherd and the Weaver). The current book volume, Chinese Short Stories 4, is a Level 1 Chinese reading practice book. It would introduce you to the famous Chinese folk story of the Butterfly Lovers 《梁山伯与祝英台》. Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086JRDPXW Paperback Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086KYFW3S The book has 4 chapters in the following order: Chapter 1: Yingtai Wanted to Go Out to Study (第一章 :英台欲外出求学) Chapter 2: Cao Tingyi and Jinlan (第二章: 草亭义结金兰) Chapter 3: Three Years of College Life (第三章: 三年书院生活) Chapter 4: Becoming a Butterfly for Love (第四章: 为爱幻化成蝶) The 4th volume in the Selected Chinese Short Story Series (中国短篇小说精选) includes both the Chinese text (simplified characters) and pinyin Romanization. With about over 500 unique Chinese characters, the volume would be suitable for the beginners, lower intermediate and advanced level Chinese language learners (HSK 1-6). Overall, the reading series offers you a variety of elementary level books (Level 1/2/3/4/5/6) to understand China as well as practice Chinese reading fast. More books are available on the author's homepage: https://amzn.to/2ZnR4cg
Chinese folktales show us the particular mix of emotions and sentiments that are characteristic of traditional Chinese life. We might even say that the collective folk literature of a society is akin to its cultural blueprint, ...
Author: Howard Giskin
Publisher: SUNY Press
An Introduction to Chinese Culture through the Family covers a central element of Chinese culture, the idea of family, or jia. Written for both beginners and specialists, this book considers the role of family--literally, metaphorically, and as an organizing principle--in the creation of the Chinese worldview. Individual chapters explore philosophy, art, language, music, folk literature, fiction, architecture, film, and women and gender.
West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances. London: Stock, 1893. Le Braz, Anatole. ... Linderman, Frank B. Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire. Illustrated by Charles M. Russell. ... Traditional Chinese Stories.
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of the past, and long neglected stories became recognized as cultural treasures. In this rich collection, distinguished expert of fairy tales Jack Zipes continues his lifelong exploration of the story-telling tradition with a focus on the Golden Age. Included are one hundred eighty-two tales--many available in English for the first time--grouped into eighteen tale types. Zipes provides an engaging general Introduction that discusses the folk and fairy tale tradition, the impact of the Brothers Grimm, and the significance of categorizing tales into various types. Short introductions to each tale type that discuss its history, characteristics, and variants provide readers with important background information. Also included are annotations, short biographies of folklorists of the period, and a substantial bibliography. Eighteen original art works by students of the art department of Anglia Ruskin University not only illustrate the eighteen tale types, but also provide delightful—and sometimes astonishing—21st-century artistic interpretations of them.
Author: World Intellectual Property OrganizationPublish On: 1998
Here , I would like to avail myself of this opportunity to brief you on a giant project by China to protect traditional culture , namely The Ten Collections of the Chinese National Folk ...
Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
The present volume contains the texts of the speeches and papers presented at the World Forum as well as of the "Plan of Action". The Forum was organized by UNESCO and WIPO in cooperation with Ministry of Commerce, Thailand.
Latin American Folktales: Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions. New York: Pantheon, 2002. Birkhauser-Oeri, Sibylle. The Mother: Archetypical Image in Fairy Tales. Trans. Michael Mitchell. ... Traditional Chinese Folktales.
Author: Howard J Sherman
Category: Business & Economics
Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. 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. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.