Subject: Folklore

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Four Masters of Chinese Storytelling: Full-length Repertoires of Yangzhou Storytelling on Video

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Vibeke Børdahl, Fei Li & Huang Ying (eds) 2004 This volume has its origins in the project ‘Large-scale Registration of Chinese Storytelling’, which involved the recording on film of 360 hours of performances by the four masters of Yangzhou storytelling, Dai Buzhang, Fei Zhengliang, Gao Zaihua and Ren Jitang. Four sets of these films have […]

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Folk Tales of the Maldives

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Xavier Romero-Frias 2012 The Maldives are mainly known as an equatorial tourist paradise to the south of India but some will know the archipelago risks drowning owing to global warming. Far less is known about the people, who have occupied these islands for millennia but whose deep indigenous culture is today under threat from a […]

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Wu Song Fights the Tiger: The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the Chinese Novel, Drama and Storytelling

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Vibeke Børdahl 2013 The focus of Chinese literary studies has long been on the written word even though Chinese fiction and drama have strong oral roots and have been shaped by an interplay between oral and written traditions. The culmination of decades working on this issue – and using as its lens the story about […]

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