“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Chinese storytelling in Yangzhou

By Helen Wang, published

While searching for podcasts and recordings of authors reading their own works I came across several sites on storytelling in China. Here are two that I liked: notes on storytelling (1998) by Richard Van Ness Simmons and shuoshu.org which focuses on traditional storytelling and storytellers in Yangzhou.

Shuoshu.org lists the following projects at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS):
• Chinese Storytelling: The Interplay of Oral and Written Traditions in Popular Culture (Project leader: Vibeke Børdahl)
• Large-scale Registration of Chinese Storytelling: Four Masters of Yangzhou Storytelling Complete Repertoires (Project leader: Vibeke Børdahl)
• Translation into Chinese of The Oral Tradition of Yangzhou Storytelling (Co-operation between the author Vibeke Børdahl, and the translator Mi Feng)

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