Princess Peacock: Tales from the Other Peoples of China (Hardback)
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Princess Peacock: Tales from the Other Peoples of China (Hardback)

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Hardback 332 Pages / Published: 30/08/2008
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This book fills a gap in the folklore literature by offering representative folktales from China's minorities, as well as background information on each of the ethnic groups. You'll find more than 50 fantastic and engaging tales, such as Princess Peacock, A Golden Deer, and The Toad General. The stories are organized by type-Animal Tales, Moral Stories, Tales of Deities, Legends, and so on-with the group of origin noted for each tale. In addition, the book contains historical background on the minority groups, recipes, games, crafts, a map, a glossary of terms, color photos, and black & white design motifs.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591584162
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm


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"Yuan begins with a cultural overview of representative ethnic minorities, touching on languages, customs, clothing, religions, and festivals. ...teachers and librarians developing curricula for the study of China will find this new volume a valuable asset, as will storytellers looking for source material." - School Library Journal
"This well-organized and richly documented volume is designed to give the American reader a fair view of China as a multi-ethic nation of diverse cultures...The contents of Princess Peacock provide extremely valuable material for the families of the many Chinese children adopted by Americans by introducing and reinforcing knowledge of their ethnic origins." - American Folklore Society Children's Section

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