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 Børdahl & Ross:
Chinese Storytellers - Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition
, Cheng & Tsui, Boston 2002.
creation of this website was funded substantially by the S.C.Van
Foundation (Daloon Foundation), Denmark.
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.
research projects on Chinese storytelling hosted by the Nordic
Institute of Asian Studies, NIAS, Copenhagen University:
Project leader Vibeke Børdahl
Manager of database
Project leader Vibeke
Design and development
A research tool for
the investigation of Chinese storytelling. The database includes
several collections of oral and written documen-tation, as well
as photos and pictorial art with relevance to story-telling.
In the main collection, The Wu Song Project Collection, the
textual sources are organized into three main categories: 1)
Oral Performances; 2) Written Genres for Performance and Reading;
3) Written Genres for Reading. The materials are available as
audio- and video-recordings, scanned versions of original texts,
rewritten versions with computer characters, and translations
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.