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Folk Legends of Gengcun in China (Illustrated)

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Folk Legends of Gengcun in China (Illustrated)

 

Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (A Set of 15 Titles)

 

Author: Fan Gengxi, Li Jingru

Translator: Wang Xinxin, Wang Jiali

Order No. 1113

ISBN-13: 9781622460076

ISBN-10:  1622460073

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books

Pub Year: 2016

Language: English

Size: 6.5 x 9.5

Page: 149

Price: $22.95. You pay only $13.77 (after 40% discount).

 

 

About the Book

 

Folk Legends of Gengcun in China, as a part of folk intangible heritage of humanity, is ranked as one of the wonders in the Han culture. It is renowned for its variety of oral storytelling and its rich contents. The legends in this book cover not only great figures and events in history, but also new life stories of people after the foundation of new China, which have been handed down orally and polished gradually. Thus, Gengcun is recognized as the China folk culture village.

 

Unfortunately, folk legends are now lack of preservation and development. Therefore, Chinese government has organized different academic groups to record, sort and preserve for the sake of rescuing and protecting folk culture. Since folk legends of Gengcun village were officially listed in the category of the national intangible cultural heritage in 2006, the local governments have taken a series of measures to protect and extend the tradition of storytelling.

 

Titles in the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity series, a set of 15 titles:

 

9781931907866: Shaolin Kungfu

9781931907873: Taijiquan

9781931907880: Chinese New Year Painting

9781622460014: Anshun Local Drama in China

9781622460021: Dehua Porcelain in China

9781622460038: Huzhou Writing Brush in China

9781622460045: Mount Tai Steles in China

9781622460052: Silk and Bamboo Music in Southern China

9781622460069: Bronze Drums in China

9781622460076: Folk Legends of Gengcun in China

9781622460083: Quanzhou String Puppetry in China

9781622460090: Cantonese Opera in China

9781622460106: The Glove Puppet Show in China

9781622460113: Sichuan Opera in China

9781622460120: Violet Sand Crafts in China

 

About the Author

 

Fan Gengxi works in the Gaocheng Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication in Hebei province. He has been engaged in the activities of folk culture, collecting and arranging, as well as researching and protecting the folktales of Gengcun village for more than 20 years. He has published many books including Selection of Geng Village Folktales, Panorama of Geng Village Folk Culture, and One Thousand and One Nights of Geng Village, etc., and won many awards including the contribution award of The First National Forum of Rescue, Protection and Exploitation of Folk Cultural Legacies.

 

Li Jingru holds a master of laws degree (folklore study) and is a lecturer in Hebei University. She is chairing many provincial-level social science fund projects, such as “research on protection and development of folktales in the context of intangible cultural heritage,” and “research on transmission and innovation of folk narrative literature in North China against a modern background.” She has published more than ten theses on folklore study and co-published the book Research on Storytelling of Jin Jingxiang.

 

About the Translator

 

Wang Xinxin graduated from the Foreign Languages Department of Hulunbeier College. Now, she is a postgraduate studying at the College of Foreign Languages, Zhejiang Normal University, majoring in English language and literature with translation as her research direction. Wang Jiali graduated from the Foreign Languages Department of Huainan Normal University. Now, she is a postgraduate studying at the College of Foreign Languages, Zhejiang Normal University, majoring in English language and literature with translation as her research direction.


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