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Origins of Chinese festivals

Author: Pei Ki Goh; Chunjiang Fu; Kok Kiang Koh
Publisher: Singapore : Asiapac, 2004.
Series: Asiapac comic series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 13th editionView all editions and formats
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"This book on the origins of the festivals and popular stories associated with them will help the reader to appreciate how the celebration of these festivals acted as a social glue in identifying and helping the Chinese stick together as a race throughout their long history and wherever they are found." --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pei Ki Goh; Chunjiang Fu; Kok Kiang Koh
ISBN: 9812293787 9789812293787
OCLC Number: 60321885
Notes: "First published May 1997."
"This revised edition with coloured pages."
"First published [with coloured pages] April 2004."
"6th print October 2008."
Description: 162 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Lunar New Year --
Yuan Xiao Festival: The origin of Yuan Xiao --
Cold Food Day --
Qing Ming Festival: Scattering of Five-Coloured Paper --
Dragon Boat Festival: Commemoration of Qu Yuan --
The Chinese Valentine's Day: The Cowherd and the Weaving Girl --
Zhong Yuan Festival: Mulian Saves His Mother --
Mid-Autumn Festival: The Story of Chang-e; The Story of Mooncakes --
Chong Yang Festival --
Dong Zhi (Winter Solstice Festival): Dong Zhi Food and Masters --
Appendices:A brief chronology of Chinese History; Dates of important Chinese Festivals.
Series Title: Asiapac comic series.
Other Titles: Chung-kuo chieh jih ti ku shih.
Chinese festivals
Responsibility: compiled by Goh Pei Ki ; illustrated by Fu Chunjiang ; translated by Koh Kok Kiang.

Abstract:

"This book on the origins of the festivals and popular stories associated with them will help the reader to appreciate how the celebration of these festivals acted as a social glue in identifying and helping the Chinese stick together as a race throughout their long history and wherever they are found." --Publisher's description.

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