Chinese Popular Culture and Ming Chantefables. ANNE E. MCLAREN.

Chinese Popular Culture and Ming Chantefables.

Leiden. EJ Brill. 1998. First Edition. Stock ID #167745

Black and white line plates, viii + 340pp, index, bibliography, glossary, dustjacket, a very good hardback copy.

"In the first monographic treatment of all the chantefable corpus in English the author, by examination from a more anthropological view, points out that these 'oral traditional texts' can only be appreciated in the festival, ritual and performative context of their derivation and reception. Topics dealt with in this important work include the popular interpretation of Confucian orthodoxies, the literary recycling of the oral tradition, and the influence of chanteables on the development of Chinese vernacular fiction."

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