Folktales of Old China

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Folktales of Old China

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“Folktales of Old China” provides the reader with an introduction into the vast treasure-house of Chinese legends, myths, and popular folklore, and serves as an “insider’s guide” into the stories behind the names, places, plots, characters, and cultural characteristics beloved to Chinese civilization.

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产品描述

“Folktales of Old China” provides the reader with an introduction into the vast treasure-house of Chinese legends, myths, and popular folklore, and serves as an “insider’s guide” into the stories behind the names, places, plots, characters, and cultural characteristics beloved to Chinese civilization. Included are some of China’s most beloved folk tales including White Snake, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, Hua Mulan, and stories from Romance of the Three Kingdoms and A Dream of Red Mansions, among many others.

Presenting plot summaries as well as comprehensive thematic discussion and analysis, this volume serves as a guidebook of ancient tales that reflect both oral and written Chinese cultural traditions. Some stories are well known to the Chinese who have heard them since childhood; some are waiting to be discovered by a new generation of readers. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the fascinating world of Chinese literature and culture.

Editorial Reviews

Folktales of Old China
Compiled by Li Nianpei

Folktales of Old China: An Introduction to the Literary and Cultural Origins of People and Places is a guide to some of the most common and well-known folktale stories of China’s rich history. Plot summaries, thematic discussion, and brief contextual analysis of fifty-nine legendary stories compose Folktales of Old China. The stories include five tales from “The Romance of Three Kingdoms”, four stories from “Water Margin”, four stories from “Pilgrimage to the West”, seven stories from “The Yang Family of Generals”, many individual stories, and much more. Thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, even those who have no knowledge of Chinese history at all, Folktales of Old China is a welcome addition to public library collections, and especially recommended to prospective tourists interested in familiarizing themselves with the lore behind many of China’s best-known historic sites.

By The Midwest Book Review

其他信息

重量 1 lbs
Year Published

2013

ISBN

0835100472

ISBN 13

9780835100472

Publisher

China Books

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Pages

208

Language

English

Cover

Paperback

Author

Li Nianpei

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