Why Snails Have Shells: Minority and Han Folktales from China

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University of Hawaii Press, 1993 - Social Science - 73 pages
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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 China

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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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