Why Snails Have Shells: Minority and Han Folktales from China
University of Hawaii Press, 1993 - Social Science - 73 pages
The twenty stories that comprise this collection reflect some of the ethnic diversity of China. Through a cast of familiar animals, we get a glimpse of the cultures from which the stories emanate. Besides their literary value, these tales convey moral instruction. Each tale is enhanced with an illustration by Li Ji.
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WHY SNAILS HAVE SHELLS: Minority and Han Folktales from ChinaUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A very attractive collection of 17 animal fables and pourquoi tales, from a dozen of the 55 minorities that together comprise 7% (i.e., 67 million) of China's inhabitants, plus three from the majority ... Read full review
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