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The Resource Asian American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green

Asian American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green

Label
Asian American folktales
Title
Asian American folktales
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas A. Green
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing upon the traditions of their native lands, Asian Americans have developed an extensive cultural tradition. At the heart of that tradition are some of the world's most colorful folktales. These reflect the traditional beliefs of the East, as they have been passed down among generations of Asian Americans. But they also reflect the struggles, successes, and experiences of Asian immigrants in the New World. Written expressly for students and general readers, this book is a fascinating introduction to Asian American folktales. This book gathers together a selection of more than 30 Asian American folktales and groups them in thematic sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. These tales reflect the traditional beliefs of the East as well as the new experiences of Asians in America. Each tale is accompanied by a headnote, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students studying literature and language will learn much about these tales, while students in social studies and history courses will gain greater insight into the experiences and traditional beliefs of Asian Americans
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2/08995073
Index
index present
LC call number
GR111.A75
LC item number
A75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, Thomas A.
Series statement
Stories from the American mosaic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asian Americans
  • Tales
  • Tales
Target audience
adult
Label
Asian American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins. The Princess Kwan-yin ; The great gambling match ; The Monkey and the Turtle ; Why dogs wag their tails ; The casting of the great bell ; The geomancer -- Heroes, heroines, tricksters, and fools. Momotaro : the Peach Boy ; Monkey King : a record of a journey to the western paradise to procure the Buddhist scriptures for the Emperor of China ; The fish prince ; Benito, the faithful servant ; The story of four friends ; The grass-cutting sword ; Han Hsin ; The ogre of Rashomon ; Juan Pusong ; The farmer and the badger ; The Alligator and the Jackal ; Rabbit's eyes -- Society and conflict. How an old man lost his wen ; Datto Somacuel ; Maria and the seven princes ; The tongue-cut sparrow ; The quarrel of the monkey and the crab ; The story of the old man who made withered trees to flower ; The magic rice kettle ; The story of Chang To-Ryong -- The supernatural. An encounter with a hobgoblin ; Evil eye of Sani ; The fearless captain ; The anting-anting of Manuelito ; The story of Urashima Taro, the fisher lad ; The Juan who visited heaven
Control code
ocn268789648
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780313362972
Lccn
2008047454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
398.208995 AS42 ; XX-N ; [SC31, 1@55.00, ES/CSS ]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 268789648
  • (OCoLC)268789648
Label
Asian American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins. The Princess Kwan-yin ; The great gambling match ; The Monkey and the Turtle ; Why dogs wag their tails ; The casting of the great bell ; The geomancer -- Heroes, heroines, tricksters, and fools. Momotaro : the Peach Boy ; Monkey King : a record of a journey to the western paradise to procure the Buddhist scriptures for the Emperor of China ; The fish prince ; Benito, the faithful servant ; The story of four friends ; The grass-cutting sword ; Han Hsin ; The ogre of Rashomon ; Juan Pusong ; The farmer and the badger ; The Alligator and the Jackal ; Rabbit's eyes -- Society and conflict. How an old man lost his wen ; Datto Somacuel ; Maria and the seven princes ; The tongue-cut sparrow ; The quarrel of the monkey and the crab ; The story of the old man who made withered trees to flower ; The magic rice kettle ; The story of Chang To-Ryong -- The supernatural. An encounter with a hobgoblin ; Evil eye of Sani ; The fearless captain ; The anting-anting of Manuelito ; The story of Urashima Taro, the fisher lad ; The Juan who visited heaven
Control code
ocn268789648
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780313362972
Lccn
2008047454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
398.208995 AS42 ; XX-N ; [SC31, 1@55.00, ES/CSS ]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 268789648
  • (OCoLC)268789648

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