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Tales from the Taiwanese [electronic resource] / retold by Gary Marvin Davison.

By: Davison, Gary Marvin, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: World folklore series.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xi, 172 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps.ISBN: 9780313069864 (electronic bk.); 0313069867 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tales -- Taiwan | Diversity | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & MythologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Tales from the Taiwanese.DDC classification: 398.2/095124/9 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Taiwan's history -- Taiwanese values -- Little-bitty Banping Mountain -- The much-deserved good fortune of Li Menhuan -- A tale of three brothers -- Justice comes to elder sister Lintou -- The magical rice pot of Fairy Cave -- The fate of a kind-hearted servant girl -- The virtuous wife of Dajia -- Taiwanese religion and ethics -- The friendship of Taiyang Pian and Zhi Wuye -- The origins of the Taiwanese ancestral tablet -- A heart buzzing with kindness -- A wealthy landowner, a river spirit, a city god -- Taiwanese tales of natural origins -- The origin of fireflies -- How saltwater came to fill the seas -- The God of thunder and the Mother of lightning -- The strange plant known as White-horse Mateng -- Taiwanese sayings and their origins -- When three people have only five eyes -- The tiger-nosed lion who wanted to burn up heaven -- Reckless words spoken once too often -- Taiwanese legends and historical tales -- Iron Anvil Mountain and the Well of Kozinga -- The luck of Zhishan -- The origins of Aiyu -- The trials and triumphs of General Chen-Fu -- The red-haired well -- The stone turtle that could swim -- The legend and history of Longshan Temple -- The legend of Sun Moon Lake -- Taiwanese humor -- The goofiness of Chen Ah Ai -- A thoroughly goofy son-in-law -- Recipes -- Twice-cooked pork -- Stir-fried sesame spinach -- Chinese noodles -- Spicy bok choy cabbage -- Garlic shrimp with onions and bell pepper -- Stir-fried green beans -- Black pepper shrimp with onions -- Drunken chicken -- Spicy sweet and sour cucumbers -- Stir-fried cabbage with shrimp bits -- Stir-fried rice with peas and carrots -- Pork slices with fresh garlic and onions -- Pinto beans in soy sauce -- Coriander chicken -- Basil tomatoes and onions -- Spicy sweet and sour cabbage -- Chicken and mushrooms -- Beef and green pepper strips -- Homestyle roast beef -- Mongolian barbecue -- Sweet and sour chicken -- Stir-fried carrots and broccoli -- Spicy sesame beef -- Stir-fried snow peas -- Spicy chicken with peanuts -- Stir-fried mixed vegetables -- Honey-fried chicken drummies -- Taiwanese scrambled egg -- Index.
Summary: Although there are many collections of Chinese folktales, few if any focus specifically on the tales of Taiwan, which have evolved in a tradition separate and distinct from that of mainland China. This wonderful sampling of more than 20 Taiwanese tales will appeal to all ages, illuminating Taiwanese culture and demonstrating Taiwanese values and ethics. In addition, readers will find a brief history of the island, discussion questions, and activity ideas to extend learning and enjoyment, as well as simple Taiwanese recipes, color photos, and traditional drawings. Stories can be read aloud to y.
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Includes bibliographical and index.

Introduction -- Taiwan's history -- pt. 1. Taiwanese values -- 1. Little-bitty Banping Mountain -- 2. The much-deserved good fortune of Li Menhuan -- 3. A tale of three brothers -- 4. Justice comes to elder sister Lintou -- 5. The magical rice pot of Fairy Cave -- 6. The fate of a kind-hearted servant girl -- 7. The virtuous wife of Dajia -- pt. 2. Taiwanese religion and ethics -- 8. The friendship of Taiyang Pian and Zhi Wuye -- 9. The origins of the Taiwanese ancestral tablet -- 10. A heart buzzing with kindness -- 11. A wealthy landowner, a river spirit, a city god -- pt. 3. Taiwanese tales of natural origins -- 12. The origin of fireflies -- 13. How saltwater came to fill the seas -- 14. The God of thunder and the Mother of lightning -- 15. The strange plant known as White-horse Mateng -- pt. 4. Taiwanese sayings and their origins -- 16. When three people have only five eyes -- 17. The tiger-nosed lion who wanted to burn up heaven -- 18. Reckless words spoken once too often -- pt. 5. Taiwanese legends and historical tales -- 19. Iron Anvil Mountain and the Well of Kozinga -- 20. The luck of Zhishan -- 21. The origins of Aiyu -- 22. The trials and triumphs of General Chen-Fu -- 23. The red-haired well -- 24. The stone turtle that could swim -- 25. The legend and history of Longshan Temple -- 26. The legend of Sun Moon Lake -- pt. 6. Taiwanese humor -- 27. The goofiness of Chen Ah Ai -- 28. A thoroughly goofy son-in-law -- Recipes -- Twice-cooked pork -- Stir-fried sesame spinach -- Chinese noodles -- Spicy bok choy cabbage -- Garlic shrimp with onions and bell pepper -- Stir-fried green beans -- Black pepper shrimp with onions -- Drunken chicken -- Spicy sweet and sour cucumbers -- Stir-fried cabbage with shrimp bits -- Stir-fried rice with peas and carrots -- Pork slices with fresh garlic and onions -- Pinto beans in soy sauce -- Coriander chicken -- Basil tomatoes and onions -- Spicy sweet and sour cabbage -- Chicken and mushrooms -- Beef and green pepper strips -- Homestyle roast beef -- Mongolian barbecue -- Sweet and sour chicken -- Stir-fried carrots and broccoli -- Spicy sesame beef -- Stir-fried snow peas -- Spicy chicken with peanuts -- Stir-fried mixed vegetables -- Honey-fried chicken drummies -- Taiwanese scrambled egg -- Index.

Although there are many collections of Chinese folktales, few if any focus specifically on the tales of Taiwan, which have evolved in a tradition separate and distinct from that of mainland China. This wonderful sampling of more than 20 Taiwanese tales will appeal to all ages, illuminating Taiwanese culture and demonstrating Taiwanese values and ethics. In addition, readers will find a brief history of the island, discussion questions, and activity ideas to extend learning and enjoyment, as well as simple Taiwanese recipes, color photos, and traditional drawings. Stories can be read aloud to y.

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