Folktales and Reality: The Social Construction of Race in Chinese Tales
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.
Asian Studies | Human Geography | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Kong, Lily, & Goh, Elaine.(1995). Folktales and Reality: The Social Construction of Race in Chinese Tales. Area, 27(3), 261-267.
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