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Wu Song fights the tiger : the interaction of oral and written traditions in the Chinese novel, drama and storytelling

Author: Vibeke Børdahl
Publisher: Copenhagen K, Denmark : NIAS Press, 2013.
Series: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies monograph series, no. 122.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" 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 how the legendary hero Wu Song killed a tiger with his bare hands – this volume explores Chinese oral professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Børdahl, Vibeke.
Wu Song fights the tiger.
Copenhagen K, Denmark : NIAS Press, 2013
(OCoLC)798903038
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vibeke Børdahl
ISBN: 9788776946791 8776946797
OCLC Number: 1052467152
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 543 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: The oral and the written in Chinese popular literature : a case study --
Wu the pilgrim in early stories, plain tale and pictures --
The novel and the episode of Jingyang Ridge --
The novel and shared language --
The storyteller's manner and the novel --
Wu song in drama librettos --
Storytelling and performance literature --
Performance literature and formulaic usage --
An excursion from the tiger tale --
Drama and storytelling on stage --
The oral and the written in oral performance --
The interaction of oral and written traditions --
Novel --
Drama --
Performance literature --
Oral performance.
Series Title: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies monograph series, no. 122.
Responsibility: Vibeke Børdahl.

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" 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 how the legendary hero Wu Song killed a tiger with his bare hands – this volume explores Chinese oral professional storytelling and its relations with literary culture in the past and present."

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