Ancient Chinese Customs
Begin in the present. Watch the segment, "Ancient Chinese Customs" from The History Channel's documentary, Chinatown: Strangers in a Strange Land. You will quickly discover the role of storytelling in Chinese heritage.
The Story of Chinese Story Telling
Image from: "20th Century Chinese Storytelling Floor Screen." Humboldt State University Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2014. <http://library.humboldt.edu/about/art/artists/chinesescreen.html>.
Read about the roots of Chinese storytelling can by clicking through the webpages (1-14) on the left-hand side when you land on the link below.
Oral Literature in China
The text below, from Google Books is at a higher reading level than may be comfortable for you. Try and read it and see if you can learn a little bit about Chinese storytelling traditions.
History of Storytelling From The Basics of Storytelling by Dr. Michael Lockett (2007)
Shandong Kuaishu: A Fast Tale
"Sun Wukong (the magical monkey and main character) from the traditional Chinese tale, "Journey to the West"" Image and text from: https://flic.kr/p/rPt7T
The Empty Pot
A Few Quick Chinese Stories
Chinese Shadow Play
Image from: https://flic.kr/p/CM4WY
Click the image above to learn a little bit about Chinese shadow play. Then, Click through the links below to read more about this 2000+ year tradition. Wow!
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