Singapore, Kuala Lampur, and Hong Kong, China: Federal Publications, 1991. ...
the Dragon: A Folktale from the Akha People of Southeast Asia The Akha are an
ethnic minority who live today in parts of China, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar (
formerly Burma). ... But to their shock, they saw that he had been born with only
one ear, only one eye, but a full set of teeth. ... “Not yet,” the old woman said sadly
Author: Howard J Sherman
Category: Business & Economics
Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.