Download e-book for kindle: East Asian Story Finder: A Guide to Tales from China, Japan by Sharon Barcan Elswit

By Sharon Barcan Elswit

ISBN-10: 0786439459

ISBN-13: 9780786439454

ISBN-10: 0786453559

ISBN-13: 9780786453559

A reference consultant to 468 tales and folktales from China, Japan, and Korea, this ebook goals to steer storytellers, folklorists, academics, and librarians to either renowned and lesser-known East Asian stories.

chosen for his or her multicultural attract listeners and readers, the tales are divided cross-culturally into extensive topic different types, from stories of supernatural love and devotion to tales facing Tengu, Tokkaebi, and different mystical creatures.

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He instructs the innkeeper not to say “beat me” to the stick. The innkeeper does, however, and the stick whacks him until he gives the boy back the donkey and tablecloth he stole. CONNECTIONS. Deceit. Donkeys. Dragons. Gifts. Innkeepers. Kindness to animals. Magical objects. Mothers and sons. Punishment. Rewards. Secrets. Snakes. Sticks. Tablecloth. Thieves. Transformation. Uygur People, stories from. WHERE ELSE THIS STORY APPEARS. L. Ashliman, Folktexts, Online. HOW ELSE THIS STORY IS TOLD. Three Treasures— Emily Ching and Ko-Shee Ching, Golden Needles; Three Treasures.

CONNECTIONS. Compassion. Fear. Gratitude. Healing. Heilongjiang River. Helpfulness. Hezhen People, stories from. Hunters. Kindness from animals. Kindness to animals. Songhua River. Thorns. Three-River-Mouth. Tigers. 35. The Tiger General Wolfram Eberhard, Folktales of China. China One day a woodcutter hears whimpering and finds a tigress in labor. Her entrails have caught on thorns. She seems to be pleading for help. He runs to his mother, a midwife, who tells him they must dip the entrails in wine.

Feeling sorry for the animals, Talltree asks his father if he may invite first some ants on board and then, mosquitoes. Father-tree agrees to ants and mosquitoes, but he is quiet about the boy Talltree also brings on board. They all disembark at an island high above the water; the ants and the mosquitoes thank Talltree and go their own way. Talltree and the boy find an old woman and two girls there. They work for the old woman, and when they grow up, she decides the most skillful young man should marry her real daughter and the other her adopted daughter.

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