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21 September 2010

[The Art of] Chinese Storytelling

21 Sep 2010

www.shuoshu.org, Aaneby, Norway.

"Initiators: # Vibeke Bordahl - Text; # Jette Ross (1936-2001) - Photos; # Jens-Christian Sorensen - Design; [....] The creation of this website was funded substantially by the S.C.Van Foundation (Daloon Foundation), Denmark."

Site contents:
* About the website;
* Chinese Storytelling (# A Short Introduction, # Oral and Written Literature: 1. Literature in the oral and written media, 2. The variability and evanescence of oral literature, 3. Chinese written literature in literary and vernacular style, 4. The status of oral literature in traditional China, 5. Oral-related texts, 6. The question of 'true orality' in orally performed arts. # Professional Storytelling: 1. The performed narrative arts of China--quyi, 2. General features of the performed arts, 3. Various forms of storytelling and Yangzhou storytelling, 4. The performance situation of pingshu and pinghua, 5. The spoken language of storytelling, 6. Contents of storytelling, 7. Yangzhou storytelling and storysinging. # History and Milieu: 1. The eternal storyteller, 2. The origins of professional storytelling in China, 3. Telling and singing figurines from the Han dynasty, 4. "Transformation" performances from the Tang dynasty, 5. Professional storytelling during the Song dynasty, 6. Storytelling, storybooks and folkbooks from Yuan to Ming, 7. Four hundred years of Yangzhou storytelling, 8. Life of Liu Jingting (1587-ca. 1670), "Father of Chinese Storytelling", 9. Liu Jingting in performance, 10. The milieu of storytelling in old Yangzhou, 11. The traditional storytellers' house--shuchang, 12. The storytelling event of the recent past, 13. Great Enlightenment Storytellers' House, 14. The storytelling event today, 15. Other arenas of storytelling. # Masters and Disciples: 1. "The father of storytelling", 2. Early masters, 3. Schools of storytelling, 4. Deng School of Water Margin, 5. Song School of Water Margin, 6. Li School of Three Kingdoms, 7. Ren School of Three Kingdoms, 8. Dai School of Journey to the West, 9. The repertoires, 10. Water Margin in Yangzhou Storytelling, 11. The Wang school of Water Margin, 12. Three Kingdoms in Yangzhou storytelling, 13. Journey to the West in Yangzhou storytelling, 14. Transmission of the art and training of disciples, 15. Oral transmission and teaching from the heart, 16. Written librettos for storytelling. # Elements of Performance: 1. Storytellers' Terms and Sayings, 2. The storytellers' house -- 'the place', 3. The performance -- 'a day of storytelling', 4. A storytelling engagement, 5. Stage properties, 6. The storytellers' dress, 7. Gestures and face expressions, 8. Verbal art, 9. "Talk" and "mouth", 10. "Square Mouth" and "Round Mouth", 11. Telling the tale, 12. Humour and digression. # Sagas of Storytelling: 1. Three sagas of Yangzhou storytelling, 2. Water Margin -- Shuihu, 3. Three Kingdoms -- San guo, 4. Journey to the West -- Xiyou ji);
* Research Projects (# Traditional Oral Culture in the Modern Media World of Asia - The case of Chinese Storytelling, # Chinese Storytelling: The Interplay of Oral and Written Traditions in Popular Culture, # Large-scale Registration of Chinese Storytelling, # Translation of The Oral Tradition of Yangzhou Storytelling into Chinese: Yangzhou pinghua tantao);
* Research Database (# Four Masters of Chinese Storytelling - On-line catalogue of the VCD collections from the project: Large-scale Registration of Chinese Storytelling 2001-2003, # The Chinese Storytelling Research Database [under construction]);
* Publications (Books, Articles, Radio and TV-programs and Exhibitions);
* Bibliography (Bibliography, Glossary);
* Conferences (Future conferences, Recent conferences: 2004-2009);
* Yangzhou Club ["[A] cross-disciplinary platform and meeting ground for researchers who are interested in the old cultural town of Yangzhou, situated at the junction of the Grand Canal and the Yangzi river."];
* Links (Storytelling and Storytellers worldwide, Chinese Storytelling and related topics).

[A tri-lingual (EN, DK, CN) website - ed.]

URL http://www.shuoshu.org/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.shuoshu.org/

Link reported by: Donald B. Wagner (dwag--at--alum.mit.edu)

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