Journal article

Narrative Formation in Oral Traditions: The Song-cycles of Lake Tai

Anne McLaren

CHIME Journal of the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research | Journal of the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research | Published : 2019

Abstract

This study investigates narrative formation in the folk storysinging of China's Lake Tai region, with a focus on alternative versions of one popular story-cycle, the story of Wu guniang (Fifth Daughter), whose love affair ended in tragedy.

University of Melbourne Researchers