Wu Song Fights the Tiger: The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the Chinese Novel, Drama and Storytelling
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496pp. July 2013
Wu Song Fights the Tiger: The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the Chinese Novel, Drama and Storytelling
Author: Bordahl, Vibeke;
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.

30 color illus.

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Distributed for NIAS Press (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies)
“[This work] 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
Author: Bordahl, Vibeke;



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