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Wu Song Fights the Tiger: The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the Chinese Novel, Drama and Storytelling
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2013 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The focus of Chinese literary studies has long been on the written word even though Chinese fiction and drama have strong oral roots and have been shaped by an interplay between oral and written traditions. The culmination of decades working on this issue – and using as its lens the story about how the legendary hero Wu Song killed a tiger with his bare hands – this volume explores Chinese oral professional storytelling and its relations with literary culture in the past and present.

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Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2013. , 512 p.
, NIAS Monographs, 122
Keyword [en]
Storytelling, drama, Chinese Litterature
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4248ISBN: 978 87 7694 109 3ISBN: 978 87 7694 108 6OAI: diva2:876583

“Her penetrating analysis will command the close attention of all scholars with an interest in the early formation of Chinese novels, the history of Chinese performance traditions, and comparative oral-literate traditions. … It opens up new horizons in the study of the dynamics of oral-literate interactions in a Chinese context … an indispensable aid to scholars in the field.” (Anne McLaren, University of Melbourne)

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