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Wang, Xiulu


Capturing the exquisite and the powerful, the wise and innocent stories from Ancient China, each bursting with life and virtue.

Chinese Folklore is drawn from over three thousand years of storytelling, with early legends of the gods and heroes, weird mysteries of sorcery and elemental forces, tales of the land and the animals within, and delightful sketches of love. Fantasy and philosophy often play important roles as the young and the old, the wise and the ignorant, the obtuse and the curious, explore the world around them, and the best way to live. A new introduction highlights the delights within, including 'The King of the Ants', 'The Ghost Who Was Foiled', 'A Night on the Battlefield', 'The Lady of the Moon' and 'The Flower Elves'.

Xiulu Wang and Chuanji Hu (Introduction), both from Sun Yat-sen University in China, bring their rich expertise to this collaborative project. Professor Wang, an expert in translation and comparative cultural studies, offers insights into modern interpretations and translations of Chinese folktales. Professor Hu, a distinguished literary critic and historian, contributes knowledge of Chinese literature and intellectual history. Together, they enrich readers' comprehension of Chinese folklore, ensuring an engaging voyage through this invaluable cultural heritage.

Chinese Folktales

SKU: 9781804177822
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