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The Columbia anthology of Chinese folk and popular literature, edited by Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender

Label
The Columbia anthology of Chinese folk and popular literature
Title
The Columbia anthology of Chinese folk and popular literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection presents works drawn from the large body of oral literature of many of China's recognized ethnic groups --including the Han, Yi, Miao, Tu, Daur, Tibetan, Uyghur, and Kazak-- and the selections include a variety of genres. Chapters cover folk stories, songs, rituals, and drama, as well as epic traditions and professional storytelling, and feature both familiar and little-known texts, from the story of the woman warrior Hua Mulan to the love stories of urban storytellers in the Yangtze delta, the shaman rituals of the Manchu, and a trickster tale of the Daur people from the forests of the northeast. The Cannibal Grandmother of the Yi and other strange creatures and characters unsettle accepted notions of Chinese fable and literary form. Readers are introduced to antiphonal songs of the Zhuang and the Dong, who live among the fantastic limestone hills of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; work and matchmaking songs of the mountain-dwelling She of Fujian province; and saltwater songs of the Cantonese-speaking boat people of Hong Kong. The editors feature the Mongolian epic poems of Geser Khan and Jangar; the sad tale of the Qeo family girl, from the Tu people of Gansu and Qinghai provinces; and local plays known as rice sprouts from Hebei province
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
398.20951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GR335
LC item number
.C64 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mair, Victor H.
  • Bender, Mark
Series statement
Translations from the Asian classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk literature, Chinese
  • Folklore
  • Ethnic folklore
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Ethnic folklore
  • Folk literature, Chinese
  • Folklore
  • China
  • Chinesisch
  • Volksliteratur
  • Chinesisch
Label
The Columbia anthology of Chinese folk and popular literature, edited by Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Folk stories and other spoken traditions -- Folk song traditions -- Folk ritual -- The epic traditions -- Folk drama -- Professional storytelling traditions of the North and South
Control code
726824463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 640 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231153133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc895124
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgs3tg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824463
Label
The Columbia anthology of Chinese folk and popular literature, edited by Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Folk stories and other spoken traditions -- Folk song traditions -- Folk ritual -- The epic traditions -- Folk drama -- Professional storytelling traditions of the North and South
Control code
726824463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 640 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231153133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc895124
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgs3tg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824463

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