A collection of fourteen tales from the Tibetan, Thai, Uighur, Bai, and other non-Chinese people living in China....
|Title||:||The Spring Of Butterflies And Other Folktales Of China's Minority Peoples|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Spring Of Butterflies And Other Folktales Of China's Minority Peoples Reviews
In The Spring of Butterflies, Liyi He collects fourteen tales from his home province of Yunnan in an all-ages collection, beautifully illustrated by Li Zhao and Pan Aiqing . The tales are well-told and entertaining, and I was happy to find independent, wise, and adventurous women throughout. I was also pleased Neil Philip, the UK editor, was transparent on his degree of involvement both in his introduction and the endnotes, providing at least some information on changes made to Liyi He's original English translation. The endnotes also provide information on the tales' cultural origins and sources, indispensable to those of us who want to track down more about a particular story.
An enchanting collection. I appreciated the introduction to the person who collected and translated these tales. The translator's notes tend to take away from the charm with snarky comment on the translation, but the tales themselves are gorgeous. Definitely an important collection, featuring ethnic minorities from China individually, instead of just grouping them incorrectly all under "Chinese." Great book!