Discover more than 50 folktales from China's many minorities, as well as background information on each of the ethnic groups.
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.
China, the most populous country in the world, is also a nation of great diversity. In addition to the majority population of Han Chinese, there are some 56 officially recognized national minorities—including Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, Zhuang, Dai, and Gaoshan. The folklore of these minorities is often obscure and difficult to find, as is information about the people, their cultural histories, and their traditional customs. This book fills a gap by offering more than 50 representative folktales from China's minorities, as well as background information on each of the ethnic groups.