East Asian Story Finder: A Guide to Tales from China, Japan by Sharon Barcan Elswit

By Sharon Barcan Elswit

A reference consultant to 468 tales and folktales from China, Japan, and Korea, this e-book goals to guide storytellers, folklorists, academics, and librarians to either well known and lesser-known East Asian stories.

chosen for his or her multicultural entice listeners and readers, the tales are divided cross-culturally into extensive topic different types, from stories of supernatural love and devotion to tales facing Tengu, Tokkaebi, and different mystical creatures.

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The old man tells Younger Brother that when he turns the handle to the right, whatever he wishes for will appear. Turning the handle to the left will stop the mill. Younger Brother and his wife wish for rice and, then, salmon, a new house, and two horses. They get whatever they wish for and share their good fortune with the poor. But, peeking through the window, the elder brother only sees Younger Brother turning the handle of the mill one direction to start the mill; 24 I. Kindness Rewarded and Lessons Learned (28–29) he does not see him turn the handle the other way to stop it.

The Spider Weaver — Florence Sakade, Peach Boy. 32 II. Cherishing the Earth and All Living Things (41–43) HOW ELSE THIS STORY IS TOLD. The Cloud Spinner — Shirley Climo, Someone Saw a Spider. 41. The Maiden in Green Margaret Read MacDonald, Three-Minute Tales. China A student falls asleep while practicing his calligraphy late at night. He dreams that a beautiful maiden in a silk dress begs him to save her and disappears. He awakes to hear a little green bee buzzing. It is caught in a spiderweb, and the spider is drawing near.

Weavers. WHERE ELSE THIS STORY APPEARS. The Spider Weaver — Florence Sakade, Peach Boy. 32 II. Cherishing the Earth and All Living Things (41–43) HOW ELSE THIS STORY IS TOLD. The Cloud Spinner — Shirley Climo, Someone Saw a Spider. 41. The Maiden in Green Margaret Read MacDonald, Three-Minute Tales. China A student falls asleep while practicing his calligraphy late at night. He dreams that a beautiful maiden in a silk dress begs him to save her and disappears. He awakes to hear a little green bee buzzing.

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