Fujian Folk Tales
selected and translated by Karen Gernant
5 1/2" x 8 1/4" • 288 pages • b&w illus.
" The stories are all entertaining... rich in cultural significance... a welcome addition to anyone's library who has enjoyed Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan... Karen Gernant's translation doesn't miss a step in opening up this culture to an American audience... [Includes] an insightful introduction and a historical overview. " — Small Press Review
The 37 stories which comprise this collection challenge the long-held stereotypes and provide a rare look at the everyday lives of common people in villages across Fujian province. Despite the efforts and influence of the male-dominant Confucian culture, the stories reflect women's voices and women's lives touched by power and independence.
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