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Tales from the Taiwanese

Author: Gary Marvin Davison
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
Series: World folklore series; World folklore series.; World Folklore and Folklife.
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Although there are many collections of Chinese folktales, few if any focus specifically on the tales of Taiwan, which have evolved in a tradition separate and distinct from that of mainland China. This wonderful sampling of more than 20 Taiwanese tales will appeal to all ages, illuminating Taiwanese culture and demonstrating Taiwanese values and ethics. In addition, readers will find a brief history of the island,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davison, Gary Marvin, 1951-
Tales from the Taiwanese.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004
(DLC) 2004044197
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Marvin Davison
ISBN: 9780313069864 0313069867
OCLC Number: 318339435
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 172 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Taiwan's history --
pt. 1. Taiwanese values --
1. Little-bitty Banping Mountain --
2. The much-deserved good fortune of Li Menhuan --
3. A tale of three brothers --
4. Justice comes to elder sister Lintou --
5. The magical rice pot of Fairy Cave --
6. The fate of a kind-hearted servant girl --
7. The virtuous wife of Dajia --
pt. 2. Taiwanese religion and ethics --
8. The friendship of Taiyang Pian and Zhi Wuye --
9. The origins of the Taiwanese ancestral tablet --
10. A heart buzzing with kindness --
11. A wealthy landowner, a river spirit, a city god --
pt. 3. Taiwanese tales of natural origins --
12. The origin of fireflies --
13. How saltwater came to fill the seas --
14. The God of thunder and the Mother of lightning --
15. The strange plant known as White-horse Mateng --
pt. 4. Taiwanese sayings and their origins --
16. When three people have only five eyes --
17. The tiger-nosed lion who wanted to burn up heaven --
18. Reckless words spoken once too often --
pt. 5. Taiwanese legends and historical tales --
19. Iron Anvil Mountain and the Well of Kozinga --
20. The luck of Zhishan --
21. The origins of Aiyu --
22. The trials and triumphs of General Chen-Fu --
23. The red-haired well --
24. The stone turtle that could swim --
25. The legend and history of Longshan Temple --
26. The legend of Sun Moon Lake --
pt. 6. Taiwanese humor --
27. The goofiness of Chen Ah Ai --
28. A thoroughly goofy son-in-law --
Recipes --
Twice-cooked pork --
Stir-fried sesame spinach --
Chinese noodles --
Spicy bok choy cabbage --
Garlic shrimp with onions and bell pepper --
Stir-fried green beans --
Black pepper shrimp with onions --
Drunken chicken --
Spicy sweet and sour cucumbers --
Stir-fried cabbage with shrimp bits --
Stir-fried rice with peas and carrots --
Pork slices with fresh garlic and onions --
Pinto beans in soy sauce --
Coriander chicken --
Basil tomatoes and onions --
Spicy sweet and sour cabbage --
Chicken and mushrooms --
Beef and green pepper strips --
Homestyle roast beef --
Mongolian barbecue --
Sweet and sour chicken --
Stir-fried carrots and broccoli --
Spicy sesame beef --
Stir-fried snow peas --
Spicy chicken with peanuts --
Stir-fried mixed vegetables --
Honey-fried chicken drummies --
Taiwanese scrambled egg --
Index.
Series Title: World folklore series; World folklore series.; World Folklore and Folklife.
Responsibility: retold by Gary Marvin Davison.
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A collection of more than 20 tales from the island of Taiwan, including some from among the indigenous non-Chinese Yuanzhumin people, this title also offers a wealth of cultural details about life in  Read more...

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