A folk tale is a story that forms part of an oral tradition. The stories are passed down verbally from generation to generation, and over time become expanded and reshaped with each retelling. They have been used to teach character traits.
Collection of Chinese Folktales, chief-edited by Zhong Jingwen, is a reflection of the overall current states of oral folktales in China. The works selected in this book are loyal records of the excellent folktales spread among different ethnic minorities or regions. These works are characterized by vivid national characteristics and outstanding art values and are artistic gems for appreciation and collection.
Through a study of various Asian folktales, learners will investigate everyday qualities and characteristics that influence society. They will study examples of wealth other than money, qualities needed by ancient leaders compared to modern leaders, competitive giving, frugality and thriftiness as vices, stubbornness as a weakness, and problems that occur when greed and envy replace neighborliness. Although this lesson will deal with folktales from Asia, the themes of the stories will be universal in nature.
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Asia is the world's largest continent. A place with unique cultural heritage, Asia is home to more than 3. Even today people around Asia hold festivals celebrating the deeds of heroes and animals from ancient folklore.
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Chinese folklore encompasses the folklore of Chinaand includes songs, poetry, dances, puppetry, and tales. It often tells stories of human naturehistorical or legendary events, love, and the supernatural. The stories often explain natural phenomena and distinctive landmarks.
There he is entertained by the princess Otohime as a reward. He spends what he believes to be several days with the princess, but when he returns to his home village, he discovers he has been gone for at least years. When he opens the forbidden jewelled box tamatebakogiven to him by Otohime on his departure, he turns into an old man. Some iconic elements in the modern version are relatively recent.
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