Storytelling (Jiǎng gùshi 讲故事)

Cathy SPAGNOLI

Paul Noll telling stories to a rapt audience in a Chinese village. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.

A popular art form in China since the second century BCE, storytelling has many styles, often geographically based. It can utilize both narrative and song and sometimes verse and musical instruments as well. Over time, it has evolved to reflect cultural and societal changes, frequently mixing well-known traditional tales with modern political commentaries.

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:29+00:00 January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Theater|Comments Off on Storytelling (Jiǎng gùshi 讲故事)

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