Title

Folktales and Reality: The Social Construction of Race in Chinese Tales

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-1995

Abstract

This paper illustrates how folktales are a repository of primary material for the geographer. Using the example of The Strange Tales of Liaozhai, we discuss how these tales are not purely fictive constructs but constitute instead fictive, historical and projected realities. As an example of the value of such analysis, we discuss Chinese constructions of race as revealed in the tales.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Human Geography | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Area

Volume

27

Issue

3

First Page

261

Last Page

267

ISSN

0004-0894

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://www.jstor.org/stable/20003582