Old China Through the Eyes of a Storyteller

The lively tales offer a rich variety of telling styles and plots in a can't-wait-to-tell-that-myself format. The storytelling tips were helpful and really made me imagine how the telling would bring the tales to life.

Author: Julie Moss Herrera

Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 1935166859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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An American storyteller's immersionIn the Chinese folktale tradition "Having traveled on the same People to People Ambassador journey to China with Julie, I have seen Julie's anthology from inception to fruition. It is a masterful, engaging, informative and scholarly addition to our understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture, particularly storytelling and folk traditions, from ancient days to today. Practicing storytellers will especially appreciate her tips for telling and context clues at the end of each story." --Judith Heineman, storyteller, producer and Illinois Humanities Road Scholar www.storytelling.org/heineman

Literati Storytelling in Late Medieval China

In the eyes of Fan Shu, the cultural heritage of outstanding lines and poems can
thus create an important mode of ... The story of a young examinee named Li
Huizheng stopping by the villa of the old hermit Wei Siming is a good example.

Author: Manling Luo

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805603

Category: Literary Criticism

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Scholar-officials of late medieval China were not only enthusiastic in amateur storytelling, but also showed unprecedented interest in recording stories on different aspects of literati life. These stories appeared in diverse forms, including narrative poems, “tales of the marvelous,” “records of the strange,” historical miscellanies, and transformation texts. Through storytelling, literati explored their own changing place in a society that was making its final transition from hereditary aristocracy to a meritocracy ostensibly open to all. Literati Storytelling shows how these writings offer crucial insights into the reconfiguration of the Chinese elite, which monopolized literacy, social prestige, and political participation in imperial China.

Through the Eyes of a Child

For example , storytellers who earned their livings in medieval European castles
related great deeds of nobility . The English ... In ancient China , stories for the
ruling classes often portrayed benevolent dragons , symbols of imperial authority
.

Author: Donna E. Norton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015038170562

Category: Literary Criticism

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One of the most respected, comprehensive sources on available children's literature. Surveys the history of children' literature, explores the child's response to literature, and explains how to evaluate and select literature for children. Features unique two-part genre chapters -- one part content and one part methods. Covers artists and their illustrations, picture books, traditional literature, modern fantasy, poetry, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, multicultural literature, and nonfiction (biographies and informational books). Contains illustrations from favorite full-color children's books (in their original colors), and art from real children. Features guest editorials by authors and illustrators; flashbacks of historical events, works, and people; and a section on multicultural literature in every chapter. Provides a dual-platform CD-ROM with annotated reference information on the more than 3000 children's literature titles listed in the book. For anyone interested in children's literature.

The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Animal Helper Tales for Storytellers Educators and Librarians

Dmitry studied each one until he came to the daughter of the Emperor of China.
As he looked into her kind eyes, he knew she was the one he loved the most. He
took the ... her in. The old woman quickly made herself a companion to the 166 ...

Author: Dan Keding

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440840531

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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Engage young readers in stories they love while teaching important content with this fun book that features more than 40 folktales from around the world celebrating the animal-human bond. • Encourages reading with rich vocabulary, engaging narrative, and vivid imagery • Includes cross-curricular content with information about domestic and wild animals and their habitats • Features stories drawn from a variety of sources, including folktale collections, oral histories, and science and sociology books • Showcases the theme of cooperation to help promote teamwork and anti-bullying • Contains exercises, questions, and suggestions for further study

Swinton s Story teller

In a distant window Dora wept , on her ebony crutch like the offended old fairy
god and wept impervious to all her Cornelius ' s ... the board with treasures of old
china and enamel ; elabopony carriage to the last baby ' s christening robe , rate
works of art in patch - work ; a ... now , all were melting away be - mances , in tent
- stitch , " Eleazer meeting Rebecca , ” fore their astonished eyes like summer
snow ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015020088400

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Tall Tales of British Columbia

... at a harmless and good - natured trick only makes the listener appear more
comical and pathetic in the eyes of the storyteller . ... KATHERINE WOOD : When
you first go north , all the old China hands tell you stories which you believe .

Author: Michael Taft

Publisher: Sound and Moving Image Division, Provincial Archives

ISBN: IND:39000005523175

Category: Legends

Page: 100

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Storytelling

Similar mentions of Leviathan and another sea monster, Behemoth, appear
elsewhere in the Old Testament. ... The book of Daniel describes a creature with
ten horns, with eyes “like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great ... The
celestial dragon was the symbol of China until the coming of communism, and
Chinese ...

Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459385

Category: History

Page: 910

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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.

China Review International

... of the stories contain similar descriptions of detective gadgets — such as
microcameras surgically implanted into eyes , pens ... The Storyteller Amidst
intense discussion in the media about the significance of his works , Zhang
Baorui ( b . ... copied volumes under review here , says : My stories are a positive
contribution to the literature and culture of China . ... five women are two
Communist policemen in Dalian , namely the tall and introverted twenty - two -
year - old bachelor Xiao ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00937385P

Category: China

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The Story teller Number I

Thus two or three hundred dollars a year in Government securities , and the
square , dingy house on a side street in the village of ... furniture , cupboards full
of old china , and chests and drawers packed with the wardrobes of by - gone
generations of Cheynes . ... His eyes , dark gray in color , were keen and
observant .

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ISBN: OSU:32435073035198

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The Art of the Story Teller

THE BLUE ROSE There lived once upon a time in China a wise Emperor who
had one daughter. His daughter was remarkable for her perfect beauty. Her feet
were the smallest in the world; her eyes were long and slanting and bright as
brown onyxes, and when you heard her ... The Emperor was old in years; his son
was married and had begotten a son; he was, therefore, quite happy with regard
to the ...

Author: Marie L. Shedlock

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664618771

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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"The Art of the Story-Teller" by Marie L. Shedlock. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

World Folklore for Storytellers Tales of Wonder Wisdom Fools and Heroes

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317451648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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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.

Storytelling Magazine

We have all gone through periods when we seem to wander in the desert , or
were lost in our personal forest . ... most of the North American southern sky , is a
scorpion in many parts of the world , yet he is the Azure Dragon in China , a Palm
Tree in some African ... Sieve or Net , ( Finn ) , Mosquito Net ( French ) , Baker ' s
Peel ( Gaelic ) , Old Wives , ( Hottentots ) and Little Eyes ( Tonga / Society Islands
) .

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ISBN: UVA:X006162075

Category: Folklore

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School Library Journal

ries , all inspired by beautiful and elaborate customs from Carol Birch invites
storytellers to use their five senses in old China . Court magicians ... How does
the princess's hair eye in tales just meant for telling aloud . feel in her suitor's
hand ?

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ISBN: PSU:000054862524

Category: Children's libraries

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Plucking the Winds

Lives of Village Musicians in Old and New China Stephen Jones ... ( 1986 )
Cambridge History of China vol . ... in revolutionary China , Oxford : Clarendon
Press Huang Shu - min ( 1989 ) The spiral road : change in a Chinese village
through the eyes of a ... Hung , Chang - tai ( 1993 ) ' Reeducating a blind
storyteller : Han Qixiang and the Chinese Communist storytelling campaign ' ,
Modern China ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018652161

Category: China

Page: 426

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Tells the story of 20th-century China through the eyes of local village musicians in North China, and shows the resilience of their ritual traditions under all kinds of onslaughts. The book portrays the lives of members of a village "music association," an amateur group performing solemn music for wind and percussion instruments as well as mantric vocal liturgy, serving funerals and the rituals of the Chinese New Year. The villagers remain determined to preserve their heritage even as they participate in the constant transformation of their social environment.

The Zebra Storyteller

He corners a mouse with his three - cornered hat in a corner . Their business is to
transplant large old trees . The first golf course in China comes alive with snakes
an hour before the great earthquake at Tangshen . An oboe player touches the ...
The gong of bronze gone to verdigris is struck a thousand times by raindrops ,
while the peacock makes eyes at his mate . Pressing the metal softly against her
 ...

Author: Spencer Holst

Publisher: Barrytown/ Station Hill Press

ISBN: UOM:39015069174459

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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Collects nearly all of the author's short stories, many of them published for the first time, and includes "The Typewriter Repairman," "The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra," "The Language of Cats," and "The Frog"

Landers Film Reviews

September / October 1983 Restaurant in New York City , the storyteller is
approached by Harry the Horse , Spanish John , and Little ... Sociology - China
To present a documentary that takes an unusual and intimate look at China
through the eyes of an American - born Chinese . ... Ms. Lowe hopes to meet her
eighty - five year old grandmother and two uncles and an aunt and renew her
connection with ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510007129400

Category: Motion pictures

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The Old China Trade

Many such boats were junks painted red and black with huge eyes on either side
of the prow to assist in navigation ( the eyes looking up , it ... while flower boats ,
covered with pots of China ' s brightest flowers , painted in happy colors , and
with even more brightly painted girls ... There were fortune - tellers and
storytellers .

Author: Francis Ross Carpenter

Publisher: New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004469362

Category: China

Page: 152

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A history of the trade between the United States and China, begun in 1784, which affected this country in many ways, including culturally, industrially, and territorially.

The Storyteller s Start up Book

Offers tips for beginning storytellers on getting started, collecting stories, networking with other storytellers, and deciding on a performance style

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 0874833043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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Offers tips for beginning storytellers on getting started, collecting stories, networking with other storytellers, and deciding on a performance style

The Storyteller s Sourcebook

Made king in land which has never seen an umbrella . ... CHINA : Demi Chen
Ping and His Magic Axe pb ; GREECE : Paxton ... D1181.1 * Old woman holds
out needle and boy too large to enter igloo door enters through eye of needle .

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0810354853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 712

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Book enables user to locate folktales in collections or single editions by searching under title, subject, geographical areas, or ethnic groups. Motif index helps identify similar tales from around the world.

Small Press Record of Books in Print

... Woody Guthrie Yates , Janelle , Zora Neale Huston : A Storyteller's Life
Yeamans , Joseph R. , J. Robert Oppenheimer and ... The South River Pagoda :
Legends of Old China Casberg , Olivia , Mission Through A Woman's Eyes
Casberg .

Author: Len Fulton

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556022467179

Category: Books

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