A Great Wall folk Tale
- Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
- Genre: Books
- Released: 30 Oct, 2009
- Size: 6.9 MB
- Price: $3.99
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DescriptionA particularly fascinating theme
concerns the logistical challenge posed by Wall building: three
stories deal with the task of working and transporting heavy,
bulky building materials, and the ingenious methods devised.
Another prominent theme is that of heartbroken families, wrought
by conscription or brought by battle, with a wife being widowed.
Food and its sourcing is another popular theme, for the task of
self sufficiency of the Wall builders went alongside construction
work and sentry work, and the challenge was accentuated by the
infertility of the soil and relief of the terrain. Forces other than
nature were perceived as factors influencing good harvests, and
readers will learn the importance of the traditional and semi-
mysterious practice of geomancy.
While much of the folktales’ content is set against a true
background, there is much fantasy as well. In an era when
storytelling and music were the sole entertainments, far-fetched
embellishments and sheer fiction naturally became welcome
components to enhance the entertainment value of a story, many of
which were told in teahouses and could be a source of livelihood
for a successful teller.
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* Six Bookmarks Capacity
* full pagination,like the original printed editions
* each title includes page numbers
* Table of Contents incorporates one click navigation.
* remember your reading progress
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