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Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
A Book

by Adeline Yen Mah

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2009-02-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 014193381X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

Chinese Cinderella: The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting

Chinese Cinderella: The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting
A Book

by Adeline Yen Mah

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2009-08-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0141928298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Following a fall in the Shanghai market, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to Grandma Wu's house to recover. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange - yet somehow familiar - to her. A tale of slavery and friendship, wealth, poverty and an arranged marriage begins, as Chinese Cinderella recalls a life lived centuries before. But is it real, or all in her imagination . . .

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society
By the Author of Chinese Cinderella

by Adeline Yen Mah

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2004-08-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 014192828X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to her than her own family. In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, Adeline tells the story of Chinese Cinderella, a young girl who, after being thrown out of her home, has no choice but to go out and seek her own destiny. Soon she meets up with a group of children, all orphaned but each from a different background, who live with an old lady called Grandma Wu. Chinese Cinderella, or CC for short, decides her future after consulting an ancient book which helps to show her the way forward. And her choice takes her on a mission to save the lives of others. Based on a true-life incident during World War II. CC and the others bravely rescue a group of American pilots whose plane crashed after a bombing raid on Japan. Although her father is looking for her, CC knows that she can never go back to live with her cruel stepmother, and now there is no turning back.

Cinderella

Cinderella
A Book

by Judy Sierra

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 0897747275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents versions of the Cinderella story which represent many cultures, geographical areas, and styles. Includes information about the tales, related activities, and resources.

Paradoxes of Traditional Chinese Literature

Paradoxes of Traditional Chinese Literature
A Book

by Chinese University of Hong Kong. Institute of Chinese Studies

  • Publisher : Chinese University Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9789622015944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a collection of nine articles on various paradoxical aspects of traditional Chinese literature. The literary works chosen for analysis range from the Tang dynasty to the late Qing. Besides providing new approaches to the well known classic authors such as Honglou Meng, Jin Ping Mei, Xixiang ji, and Liaozhai zhiyi, there are also detailed analysis of such diverse works as Liu Zongyuan's fiction, analogues of the Liu Yi story, lesser known versions of the play White Rabbit, as well as a number of late Qing fictions. Contributors to this volume include some of the most respected names in sinology today.

Begin Here

Begin Here
Reading Asian North American Autobiographies of Childhood

by Rocio G. Davis

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2007-01-31
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 082483092X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analytically innovative work, Begin Here widens the current critical focus of Asian North American literary studies by proposing an integrated thematic and narratological approach to the practice of autobiography. It demonstrates how Asian North American memoirs of childhood challenge the construction and performative potential of national experiences. This understanding influences theoretical approaches to ethnic life writing, expanding the boundaries of traditional autobiography by negotiating narrative techniques and genre and raising complex questions about self-representation and the construction of cultural memory. By examining the artistic project of some fifty Asian North American writers who deploy their childhood narratives in the representation of the individual processes of self-identification and negotiation of cultural and national affiliation, this work provides a comprehensive overview of Asian North American autobiographies of childhood published over the last century. Importantly, it also attends to new ways of writing autobiographies, employing comics, blending verse, prose, diaries, and life writing for children, and using relational approaches to self-identification, among others.

Identity Kit

Identity Kit
An Anthology about Identity

by Kate McGough

  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781869614799
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designed to be used by children in their first six months of school PM Starters One and Two

Step Ahead 3 Textbook (Express)

Step Ahead 3 Textbook (Express)
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Panpac Education Pte Ltd
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9789814208796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature

Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature
Imagining Home

by Fang Tang

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2019-12-15
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1498595472
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the use of literary fantasy in the construction of identity and ‘home’ in contemporary diasporic Chinese women’s literature. It argues that the use of fantasy acts as a way of undermining the power of patriarchy and unsettling fixed notions of home. The idea of home explored in this book relates to complicated struggles to gain a sense of belonging, as experienced by marginalized subjects in constructing their diasporic identities — which can best be understood as unstable, shifting, and shaped by historical conditions and power relations. Fantasy is seen to operate in the corpus of this book as a literary mode, as defined by Rosemary Jackson. Literary fantasy offers a way to rework ancient myths, fairy tales, ghost stories and legends; it also subverts conventional narratives and challenges the power of patriarchy and other dominant ideologies. Through a critical reading of four diasporic Chinese women authors, namely, Maxine Hong Kingston, Adeline Yen Mah, Ying Chen and Larissa Lai, this book aims to offer critical insights into how their works re-imagine a ‘home’ through literary fantasy which leads beyond nationalist and Orientalist stereotypes; and how essentialist conceptions of diasporic culture are challenged by global geopolitics and cultural interactions.

The River Fans Out

The River Fans Out
Literature and its Theories in China

by Yiheng Zhao

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9811577242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents 18 highly influential essays on Chinese literature and semiotics by Professor Zhao Yiheng, including his analysis and discussions of the development of Chinese literature and its characteristics from traditional to modern times. It is divided into three parts: traditional Chinese literature, contemporary Chinese literature, and semiotics. In the first part, Professor Zhao summarizes the core elements of narrative cultural relations, ethical dilemmas, and narrative features. He also provides a comprehensive description of the formal structures in Chinese traditional literature. Taking the traditional Chinese play White Rabbit as a case, he discusses the connections between the narrative structure and the characteristics of Chinese novels and stratification of Chinese culture.

Cinderella, a Casebook

Cinderella, a Casebook
A Book

by Alan Dundes

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9780299118648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covering a period of more than one hundred years of work by renowned folklorists, these enlightening essays explore the timeless tale of Cinderella. In addition to the most famous versions of the story (Basile's Pentamerone, Perrault's Cendrillon, and the Grimm's Aschenputtel), this casebook includes articles on other versions of the tale from Russian, English, Chinese, Greek and French folklore. The volume concludes with several interpretive essays, including a psychoanalytic view from Dundes and a critique of the popularization of Cinderella in America. “Folklorists, scholars of children's literature, and feminists should appreciate particularly the wide scope of this collection . . . now in paperback with an updated Bibliographical Addendum. . . . Most helpful are the two-page introductions to each variant and to each essay which include a brief overview of the historical times as well as suggested additional sources for more discussion.”—Danny Rochman, Folklore Forum “A milestone, a near complete source of primary and secondary materials. . . . The selected analytical writing include definitive classic and new discoveries, covering the whole range of methodological modes and theoretical perspectives from early forms and typology to myth-ritual, social-historical, anthropological, and psychoanalytical readings. The annotated bibliography is most helpful, illuminating, and comprehensive, encompassing publications in other Western languages and works by Asianists.”—Chieko Mulhern, Asian Folklore Studies “One can imagine several dimensions on which psychoanalysts might find such a collection interesting: as examples of applied psychoanalysis, in relation to philosophical and cultural examination of imaginative material, in relation to child development, and in the correlations between folktales of a particular culture and individual histories.”—Kerry Kelly Novick, Psychoanalytic Quarterly

The Secret History of the Mongols

The Secret History of the Mongols
And Other Pieces

by Arthur Waley

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-05-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1136748245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century.

The Unconscious and Its Narratives

The Unconscious and Its Narratives
A Book

by Zvi Giora

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9789637977060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreams often appear as remarkably coherent narratives. How does the mind organize the unconscious into the narrative forms exhibited by dreams, literary inspiration, and neuroses? Although the discovery of the unconscious is undeniably Freud's most crucial contribution to psychology, one that forms the cornerstone of psychoanalysis, the unconscious and its narrative tendencies remain largely a mystery--despite years of investigation. We still wonder about the meaning and origin of the stories told in our sleep. In The Unconscious and Its Narratives, Professor Zvi Giora gives insight into the narrative elements of the unconscious by applying ideas gained from recent developments in cognitive psychology. To gain an understanding of unconscious narratives, Giora carefully considers the merits and limits, as well as the major achievements and contradictions, of Freudian theory.

PM Library

PM Library
Ruby Level

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1869615069
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every Step a Lotus

Every Step a Lotus
Shoes for Bound Feet

by Dorothy Ko

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9780520232839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author collects everything that is known about footbinding in China, using color and black-and-white photography to chronicle the history of the practice.

Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture

Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture
A Book

by Victor H. Mair,Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt,Paul R. Goldin

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2005-01-31
  • Pages : 756
  • ISBN : 0824852354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hawai‘i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is a collection of more than ninety primary sources—all but a few of which were translated specifically for this volume—of cultural significance from the Bronze Age to the turn of the twentieth century. They take into account virtually every aspect of traditional culture, including sources from the non-Sinitic ethnic minorities.

Cinderella across Cultures

Cinderella across Cultures
New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release : 2016-06-01
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 081434156X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cinderella story is retold continuously in literature, illustration, music, theatre, ballet, opera, film, and other media, and folklorists have recognized hundreds of distinct forms of Cinderella plots worldwide. The focus of this volume, however, is neither Cinderella as an item of folklore nor its alleged universal meaning. In Cinderella across Cultures, editors Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, and Monika Wozniak analyze the Cinderella tale as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions. The collection highlights the tale’s reception and adaptation in cultural and national contexts across the globe, including those of Italy, France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, and Russia. Contributors shed new light on classic versions of Cinderella by examining the material contexts that shaped them (such as the development of glass artifacts and print techniques), or by analyzing their reception in popular culture (through cheap print and mass media). The first section, “Contextualizing Cinderella,” investigates the historical and cultural contexts of literary versions of the tale and their diachronic transformations. The second section, “Regendering Cinderella,” tackles innovative and daring literary rewritings of the tale in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in particular modern feminist and queer takes on the classic plot. Finally, the third section, “Visualising Cinderella,” concerns symbolic transformations of the tale, especially the interaction between text and image and the renewal of the tale’s iconographic tradition. The volume offers an invaluable contribution to the study of this particular tale and also to fairy-tale studies overall. Readers interested in the visual arts, in translation studies, or in popular culture, as well as a wider audience wishing to discover the tale anew will delight in this collection.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

by Adeline Yen Mah

  • Publisher : NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14
  • Release : 2004-09
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780582848887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this autobiography, Adeline Yen Mah's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England.

The Reception and Rendition of Freud in China

The Reception and Rendition of Freud in China
China’s Freudian Slip

by Tao Jiang,Philip J. Ivanhoe

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-05-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1136208372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although Freud makes only occasional, brief references to China and Chinese culture in his works, for almost a hundred years many leading Chinese intellectuals have studied and appropriated various Freudian theories. However, whilst some features of Freud’s views have been warmly embraced from the start and appreciated for their various explanatory and therapeutic values, other aspects have been vigorously criticized as implausible or inapplicable to the Chinese context. This book explores the history, reception, and use of Freud and his theories in China, and makes an original and substantial contribution to our understanding of the Chinese people and their culture as well as to our appreciation of western attempts to understand the people and culture of China. The essays are organised around three key areas of research. First, it examines the historical background concerning the China-Freud connection in the 20th century, before going on to use reconstructed Freudian theories in order to provide a modernist critique of Chinese culture. Finally, the book deploys traditional Chinese thought in order to challenge various aspects of the Freudian project. Both Freudianism’s universal appeal and its cultural particularity are in full display throughout the book. At the same time, the allure of Chinese cultural and literary expressions, both in terms of their commonality with other cultures and their distinctive characteristics, are also scrutinized. This collection of essays will be welcomed by those interested in early modern and contemporary China, as well as the work and influence of Freud. It will also be of great interest to students and scholars of psychology, psychoanalysis, literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural studies more generally.

English for the More Able

English for the More Able
A Book

by Mary Green

  • Publisher : Folens Limited
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1841912964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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