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The magic lotus lantern and other tales from the Han Chinese

Author: Haiwang Yuan
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
Series: World folklore series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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54 folktales, myths, legends, and popular tales from China.
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Genre/Form: Ausgabe Anthologie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yuan, Haiwang.
Magic lotus lantern and other tales from the Han Chinese.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006
(OCoLC)891649114
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Haiwang Yuan
ISBN: 1591582946 9781591582946
OCLC Number: 65820295
Description: xvi, 239 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. A general introduction to China: Land; People; Languages; History; Religion; Customs; Music and performing arts; Fine arts and architecture; Literature; Storytelling in China --
pt. 2. Food; Games; Crafts --
pt. 3. The Tales: Animal tales; Magic tales; Tales of love and romance; Myths, legends, and immortals; Moral tales; Tales of how things came to be; Proverbial tales --
Appendix A: Chinese proverbs --
Appendix B: Motifs and tale sources.
Series Title: World folklore series.
Responsibility: Haiwang Yuan ; foreword by Michael Ann Williams.
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Focusing on the stories of the Han Chinese, this collection includes more than 50 tales, aimed at listeners of all ages. It also presents Chinese traditions and ways of thought. The tales are  Read more...

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