Folktales of China.


[Rev. ed.. Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1965] .

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Standard Title Chinese fairy tales and folk tales
Subjects China.
Contes -- Chine.
Fairy tales -- China.
Fairy tales.
Tales -- China.
Tales.
Series Folktales of the world (Chicago, Ill.)
Description xiii, 267 pages 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1965]
Notes Originally published in 1937 under title: Chinese fairy tales and folk tales.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248).
Summary Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12, s.
Contents Cleverness and stupidity. The mirror -- The living king of hell dies of anger -- Money makes cares -- The two-headed phoenix -- The donkey in Kuei-chou -- The rat and the ox -- Why does Li T'ieh-kuai have a wounded leg? -- The mother of heaven -- The two earth deities -- Chu the rogue -- The kitchen deity.
Help from spirits and deities. Lü Tung-pin at the patron of barbers -- The spirit -- The little people -- The Wang-liang's magic cap -- The fairy grotto -- Hsiang meets the dragon king -- The wild goose lake -- The bridge of Ch'üan-chou -- The faithful official -- The water mother -- The tiny temple of the city deity.
Kindness rewarded and evil punished. The tiger general -- The gratitude of the snake -- The greedy minister -- The man in the moon -- The gossiping animals -- The butcher and the vegetarian -- Lü Tung-pin tests the ascetic -- The dissatisfied benefactor -- The wicked rich man who was turned into a monkey -- The sacrifice of the maiden -- The mynah bird -- The helpful animals -- The tale of Nung-kua-ma -- Tales of the San Kuan -- The wishing stone -- Cinderella -- The great flood -- The story of the serpent.
Luck and good fortune. Goldhair becomes minister -- A jar full of ants -- The discovery of salt -- The journey of the silver men.
Persons with magic powers. The magic of the mason -- The tale of the turtle mountain -- The geomancer -- The empress of heaven -- The monk with the bag -- The festival of pouring water -- Kung Yeh-ch'ang understands the language of birds -- First discuss the price when the pig is dead.
Supernatural marriages. The pretty little calf -- The bank of the celestial stream -- The dark maiden from the ninth heaven -- The pig that warms the ocean -- Why the horns of cattle are curved -- The witch's daughter -- The marriage of the city deity -- The son of the turtle spirit -- The wife of the monkey -- The bear's husband.
Tales of love. Faithful even in death -- The faithful Lady Meng -- The infection -- The amazing adventure of a scholar -- Husband and wife in this life and in the life to come -- The mason wins the prize -- The stone of the beautiful maiden.
The origin of human, animal, and plant characteristics. Why men are so bad -- Why are there cripples on Earth? -- Whence came the ox? -- The Ti-tsang Bodhisattva and the ox -- Pocket crabs -- Why does the cock eat the millipede? -- The origin of opium smoking -- The origin of the carrot -- Where does rice come from? -- The dog and the rice.
Geographic Area China
Network Numbers (OCoLC)492107
(OCoLC)ocm00492107
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Eberhard, Wolfram, 1909-1989,
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