Chinese Storytelling Research Database
The Wu Song Project

The Wu Song Project Collection

The Wu Song Project so far constitutes the largest collection of the Research Database on Chinese Storytelling. It functions as a reservoir of materials for the book Wu Song Fights the Tiger. The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the Chinese Novel, Drama and Storytelling by Vibeke Børdahl, NIAS Press, Copenhagen 2013. Textual, auditory and visual versions of the sources for this study are here available in a number of different formats in order to facilitate future studies, see Item Formats. The core materials of the tale of Wu Song Fights the Tiger are analyzed into a number of categories, and linguistic and narrative differences between the various versions are uncovered. A set of textual features are demonstrated through entries that are special to this collection, see below.

The Wu Song project
The Oral and the Written
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