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Chinese Storytellers

Chinese Storytellers

Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition
by Vibeke Bordahl, Jette Ross
ISBN:
9780887273568
$69.99
Description

Chinese Storytellers takes us to the teahouses and hidden corners of Yangzhou to explore the ancient art of Chinese storytelling (shuoshu). Interviews with contemporary masters allow readers a rare glimpse into the personal and professional lives of storytellers today. This one-of-a-kind book also includes a VCD (which can be played using a CD-ROM drive or DVD player) of the storytellers performing their art in Yangzhou dialect. This bilingual book includes traditional Chinese characters, pinyin, and English.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2002
Trim Size: 
7 x 9.75
Format: 
Paperback w/ VCD
Pages: 
448pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Illustrations and Photography
Reviews

A watershed for specialists in Chinese verbal art, a welcome contribution for specialists in orally transmitted narrative, and a delight for the general reader.

— Aaron Tate, Journal of Folklore Research