Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends: A Gift Edition of 73 Enchanting Chinese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales
Move over Aesop! Lovers of fairy tales and folk legends will be delighted by this new collection of Chinese fairy tales. There are also plenty of morals to be derived. Some readers have taken issue with translations since Wilhelm translated them into German from the Chinese and Martens translated them into English. I’m sure that certain cultural differences were lost in the convoluted translations from Chinese. However, I, having nothing to compare it to, am delighted by reading these tales.
Wilhelm was a Chinese missionary who lived in China for twenty-five years and wrote more than fifteen books. Most famously, he translated the I Ching. He translated these fairy tales more than one-hundred years ago. They are a fun read at bedtime. They are short enough to pick up at any time and ponder them at leisure. It is good to know that the fox proves every bit as wily in the Chinese tales as in better-known fables. A great gift for any reader or to oneself.
|Author||Frederick H. Martens|
|Page Count||279 pages|
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