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The Magic Lotus Lantern and Other Tales from the Han Chinese (World Folklore Series)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews

Focusing specifically on the stories of the Han Chinese (the largest ethnic group in China, numbering over a billion people), this collection presents more than 50 tales, both well known and obscure—from Monkeys Fishing the Moon and The Butterfly Lovers to Painted Skin and Dragon Princess. These are stories that will enchant listeners of all ages, while providing a glimpse

Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published (first published May 30th 2006)
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Molly Elizabeth-Catherine
Feb 01, 2012 Molly Elizabeth-Catherine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Molly Elizabeth-Catherine by: Haiwang Yuan
This book was interesting and completely fascinating. Chinese culture is so amazing to learn about; I loved the stories and have often used the recipes. I have met the author (in fact, he was my Chinese teacher when I was learning the language last summer) and Mr. Yuan is a wonderful person. This book speaks from the heart of China that people today oftentimes ignore.
Really wonderful collection of myths, legends, and various other cultural information concerning China. I happened upon it at the library in the children's collection and am so glad I picked it up. Wonderful descriptions and explanations with he content chosen by the author. A great place to begin an inquiry into traditional China.
Annette Abbott
Not just stories/legends/tales, but information about history, recipes, language, festivals, religion, customs, etc.

I picked it up at the library while researching a tour for the museum and liked it so much I purchased it for future reference.
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