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Butterfly Mother free pdf Butterfly Mother is a collection of epic songs from the rich oral tradition of the Miao (Hmong) people of southwest China. These poetic narratives, traditionally performed by two groups of singers, relate the creation of a world in which everything is alive, and listeners find that besides mountains, rivers, trees, and creatures, inanimate objects are also 'born' and have spirits. In his engaging introduction, Mark Bender places these mythic narratives in their social and historical context, describing the workings and traditions of Miao society. Brimming with cultural lore, Butterfly Mother is a virtual encyclopedia of time-honored myths, legends, and folk customs of the Miao people.

About Jin Dan

Mark Bender is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University.

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Author : Jin Dan
Publisher : Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Data Published : 15 September 2006
ISBN : 0872208508
EAN : 9780872208506
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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