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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xvi, 239 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), 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.|
"The book, written with verve and simplicity, is in a style that makes it interesting for readers of all ages. Clearly it is written by a person who really enjoys and understands his topic. It is a