The menu to the left will take you to
the various parts of the Chinese Storytelling website. Below
is a brief description of what each of these parts is about
and what you can expect to find there.
The illustrations for this website are, unless a special source
is given, prepared by the late Jette Ross. Sources for the illustrations
are given in BÝrdahl & Ross: Chinese Storytellers - Life
and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition , Cheng & Tsui, Boston
The creation of this
website was funded substantially by the S.C.Van Foundation (Daloon
Here you find a guide
into the field of Chinese Storytelling, arranged under the following
headings: Oral and Written Literature; Professional Storytelling;
History and Milieu; Masters and Disciples; Elements of Performance;
Sagas of Storytelling.
Here we intend to
bring information about projects on Chinese storytelling going
on not only at NIAS, but also elsewhere. Currently NIAS is hosting
the following projects:
books and articles on Chinese Storytelling and related matters
published by the initiators of the website.
Here you find a list
of studies on Chinese storytelling and other quyi genres. We
invite you to add lists and items to the bibliography.
recent and future conferences, workshops and seminars concerning
Chinese storytelling and related fields of study.