Chinese Fairy Tales and FantasiesChinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies



This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts.

Author: Moss Roberts

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307760425

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Page: 288

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This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Chinese Fairy Tales and LegendsChinese Fairy Tales and Legends



These are stories to return to time and time again.

Author: Frederick H. Martens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781912392155

Category:

Page: 288

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Fearless heroes, feisty princesses, sly magicians, terrifying dragons, talking foxes and miniature dogs. They all feature in this enthralling compendium of Chinese fairy tales and legends, along with an array of equally colourful characters and captivating plots. Although largely unknown in the West, the 70-plus stories in this volume are just as beguiling as the more familiar Grimms' Fairy Tales or Arabian Nights. They were collected in the early 20th century by Richard Wilhelm and first translated into English by Frederick H Martens. This beautifully produced revised and edited new edition includes updated notes which not only provide background on the tales, but also offer a fascinating insight into ancient Chinese folk lore and culture. These are stories to return to time and time again. From awesome adventures to quirky allegories, from the exploits of the gods to fables about beggars who outwit their betters, Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends is extraordinarily diverse and endlessly engaging. These wonderful stories have enduring and universal appeal, and will intrigue both children and adults.

THE CHINESE FAIRY BOOK 73 Chinese children s storiesTHE CHINESE FAIRY BOOK 73 Chinese children s stories



It is the writer’s hope that others may take as much pleasure in reading them as he did in their translation. 33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9788822810090

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Page: 468

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The fairy tales and legends of olden China are as ancient as the land itself. They have an oriental glow which can only be found in the orient. They glitter like precious stones, shine like gold and shimmer like multicoloured silks fluttering in the breeze. They contain oriental wealth of fantastic and supernatural action, not too dissimilar to the tales in the “Thousand and One Nights”. The 73 stories herein embrace “Nursery Fairy Tales,” “Legends of the Gods,” “Tales of Saints and Magicians,” “Nature and Animal Tales,” “Ghost Stories,” “Historic Fairy Tales,” and “Literary Fairy Tales”. Like the “Arabian Nights,” they will fascinate the young reader and amply repay the attention of the older generations as well. Some are exquisitely poetic, such as “The Flower-Elves,” “The Lady of the Moon” or “The Herd Boy and the Weaving Maiden”; others like “How Three Heroes Came By Their Deaths Because Of Two Peaches,” carry us back dramatically and powerfully to the Chinese age of Chivalry. The summits of fantasy are scaled in the quasi-religious dramas of “The Ape Sun Wu Kung” and “Notscha,” or the weird sorceries unfolded in “The Kindly Magician.” Delightful ghost stories, with happy endings, such as “A Night on the Battlefield” and “The Ghost Who Was Foiled,” are paralleled with such idyllic love-tales as that of “Rose of Evening,” or such Lilliputian fancies as “The King of the Ants” and “The Little Hunting Dog.” It is quite safe to say that these Chinese fairy tales will give equal pleasure to the old as well as the young. They have been retold simply, with no changes in style or expression beyond such details of presentation which differences between oriental and occidental viewpoints at times compel. It is the writer’s hope that others may take as much pleasure in reading them as he did in their translation. 33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

Chinese FairytalesChinese Fairytales



-Cowherd and Weaving Girl Celebrate the Chinese tradition of storytelling with this enchanting volume of fairytales. Taken from all over China and spanning centuries of folklore, these stories reflect the culture of an ancient, exotic land.

Author: Xuegang Sun

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0670072605

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Page: 177

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At the end of Summer, when the nights begin to cool with the approach of Autumn, look up at the night sky and you will see two bright stars sitting across from each other, one on either side of the Milky Way. There is an ancient story known throughout China about how these two stars came to be . . . -Cowherd and Weaving Girl Celebrate the Chinese tradition of storytelling with this enchanting volume of fairytales. Taken from all over China and spanning centuries of folklore, these stories reflect the culture of an ancient, exotic land. Children will delight to hear such magical tales as `The Red Pearls', `Lover Cloud' and `The Invisible 'Bird'. There are emperors and dragons, princes and princesses, kings, wizards, fairies and more. . . Beautifully illustrated by award­-winning artist LeUyen Pham, this treasury of eighteen classic Chinese stories is certain to become a favourite for bedtime reading.

Chinese Fairy TalesChinese Fairy Tales



A captivating collection of authentic Chinese fairy tales, based on legends, ghost stories, and myths. Stories include "The Flower-Elves," "The Dragon-Princess," "The Bird with Nine Heads," many others. 25 illustrations.

Author: Frederick H. Martens

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486110448

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Page: 80

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A captivating collection of authentic Chinese fairy tales, based on legends, ghost stories, and myths. Stories include "The Flower-Elves," "The Dragon-Princess," "The Bird with Nine Heads," many others. 25 illustrations.

Chinese TalesChinese Tales



Fairytalez is delighted to share a collection of Chinese fairy tales, folk tales, myths, and legends. Discover why these stories have endured for thousands of years with this exciting collection.

Author: Norman Hinsdale Pitman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1091650365

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Page: 150

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Chinese tales are a part of China's rich culture and their enduring legacy can be traced back centuries. Stories from China include explanations of nature, moral lessons, and adventure stories. The rich tapestry of Chinese stories can't be ignored, especially as these tales still captivate today. Chinese folktales, fairy tales, myths, and stories are brimming with wisdom and lessons. The stories have been passed down through generations for years and are still powerful representations of their culture. Fairytalez is delighted to share a collection of Chinese fairy tales, folk tales, myths, and legends. Discover why these stories have endured for thousands of years with this exciting collection.

Chinese Fairy TalesChinese Fairy Tales



One day, an old priest stopped at a wayside inn to rest, spread out his mat, and sat down with his bag.

Author: Herbert Allen Giles

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465593108

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Page: 42

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One day, an old priest stopped at a wayside inn to rest, spread out his mat, and sat down with his bag. Soon afterwards, a young fellow of the neighbourhood also arrived at the inn; he was a farm-labourer and wore short clothes, not a long robe like the priest and men who read books. He took a seat near to the priest and the two were soon laughing and talking together. By and by, the young man cast a glance at his own rough dress and said with a sigh, "See, what a miserable wretch I am." "You seem to me well fed and healthy enough," replied the priest; "why in the middle of our pleasant chat do you suddenly complain of being a miserable wretch?" "What pleasure can I find," retorted the young man, "in this life of mine, working every day as I do from early morn to late at night? I should like to be a great general and win battles, or to be a rich man and have fine food and wine, and listen to good music, or to be a great man at court and help our Emperor and bring prosperity to my family;—that is what I call pleasure. I want to rise in the world, but here I am a poor farm-labourer; if you don't call that miserable wretchedness, what is it?" He then began to get sleepy, and while the landlord was cooking a dish of millet-porridge, the priest took a pillow out of his bag and said to the young man, "Lay your head on this and all your wishes will be granted." The pillow was made of porcelain; it was round like a tube, and open at each end. When the young man put his head down towards the pillow, one of the openings seemed so large and bright inside that he got in, and soon found himself at his own home. Shortly afterwards he married a beautiful girl, and began to make money. He now wore fine clothes and spent his time in study. In the following year he passed his examination and was made a magistrate; and in two or three years he had risen to be Prime Minister. For a long time the Emperor trusted him in everything, but the day came when he got into trouble; he was accused of treason and sentenced to death. He was taken with several other criminals to the place of execution; he was made to kneel on both knees, and the executioner approached with his sword. Too terrified to feel the blow, he opened his eyes, to find himself in the inn. There was the priest with his head on his bag; and there was the landlord still stirring the porridge, which was not quite ready. After eating his meal in silence, he got up and bowing to the priest, said, "I thank you, sir, for the lesson you have taught me; I know now what it means to be a great man!" With that, he took his leave and went back to his work.

Chinese Fairy Tale FeastsChinese Fairy Tale Feasts



Most of the thirteen fairy tales included in the book have been adapted and retold from original sources by master storyteller, Paul Yee--a few are original to this text, but remain true to the spirit of the collection.

Author: Paul Yee

Publisher: Crocodile Books

ISBN: 1566569931

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Page: 160

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The fairy tales and folklore of China-like stories told throughout the ages everywhere-bring the fantastic world of ghosts and demons into our everyday lives. So it is not surprising that food makes an appearance here-each story is followed by a simple recipe by Judi Chan. This creative book folds fairy tales into a cookbook of kid-friendly recipes. Most of the thirteen fairy tales included in this book have been adapted and retold from original sources by master storyteller Paul Yee-a few are original to this text, but remain true to the spirit of the collection. They are accompanied by an introduction by Jane Yolen, one of our most celebrated folklorists. The splendid illustrations by Shaoli Wang bring the collection to life.

Chinese Children s Favorite StoriesChinese Children s Favorite Stories



Some of the selections are a thousand years old, including: The Mouse Bride Dream of the Butterfly The Frog Who Lived in a Well How the Fox Tricked the Tiger Part of the Children's Favorite Stories series, this lovely book of Asian legends ...

Author: Mingmei Yip

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462907953

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Page: 96

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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a delightful selection of thirteen Chinese folktales as told by author-illustrator Mingmei Yip. Inspired by her father's nightly story-telling adventures when she was a child, Yip hopes that by "retelling some of these thousand-year-old Chinese stories," she can pass along Chinese folklore and fables to many readers. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged five to ten in other countries a glimpse into traditional Chinese culture. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. In Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, discover the many delightful characters—from a monkey and fairy, to ghosts and frogs—in stories such as: The Mouse Bride Dream of the Butterfly The Ghost Catcher The Frog Who Lived in a Well How the Fox Tricked the Tiger The Monkey King Turns the Heavenly Palace Upside Down The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Chinese Fairy TalesChinese Fairy Tales



Chinese Fairy Tales — Title and ToC Table of Contents First Edition, January, 1911. Reprinted, September, 1920 (completing 10,000).

Author: Herbert Allen Giles

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066462420

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Page: 26

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"Chinese Fairy Tales" by Herbert Allen Giles (translated by Herbert Allen Giles). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Chinese Fairy Tales and LegendsChinese Fairy Tales and Legends



A Gift Edition of 73 Enchanting Chinese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales Frederick ... The fairy tales and legends of olden China have in common with the 'One ...

Author: Frederick H. Martens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781912392148

Category:

Page: 288

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Fearless heroes, feisty princesses, sly magicians, terrifying dragons, talking foxes and miniature dogs. They all feature in this enthralling compendium of Chinese fairy tales and legends, along with an array of equally colourful characters and captivating plots. Although largely unknown in the West, the 70-plus stories in this volume are just as beguiling as the more familiar Grimms' Fairy Tales or Arabian Nights. They were collected in the early 20th century by Richard Wilhelm and first translated into English by Frederick H Martens. This beautifully produced revised and edited new edition includes updated notes which not only provide background on the tales, but also offer a fascinating insight into ancient Chinese folk lore and culture. These are stories to return to time and time again. From awesome adventures to quirky allegories, from the exploits of the gods to fables about beggars who outwit their betters, Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends is extraordinarily diverse and endlessly engaging. These wonderful stories have enduring and universal appeal, and will intrigue both children and adults.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales 3 Volumes The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales 3 Volumes



The result was Zh"onggu o M ınji"an G ush ı J ıch eng (The Comprehensive Collections of Chinese Folktales; hereafter, J ıch eng), under the editorship of ...

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313049477

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Page: 1240

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Provides entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, and genres of folk and fairy tales from around the world.