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Read the eternal storyteller oral literature in modern china by vibeke boerdahl available from rakuten kobo sign up today and get 5 off your first purchase chinese storytelling has survived through more than a millennium into our own time while similar oral arts have fallen . The eternal storyteller 1 introduction vibeke bordahl 2 a comparative view of oral traditions john miles foley historical lines 3 about the chinese storytellers change of name andre levy 4 narrators of buddhist scriptures and religious tales in china he xuewei 5 old depictions of chinese storytellers lucie borotova 6. Other information the present volume is based on papers and performances from the international workshop on oral literature in modern china hosted by the nordic institute of asian studies nias copenhagen 29 31 august 1996 pref. Vibeke brdahls piece concludes this section with an inventory of the jargon and technical terms used in yangzhou storytelling this inventory goes far beyond the function of a glossary for this particular oral tradition it represents storytellers own poetics of their performing art. Her book length studies in english include along the broad road of realism qin zhaoyangs world of fiction curzon press london 1990 the oral tradition of yangzhou storytelling curzon press richmond 1996 the eternal storyteller oral literature in modern china ed curzon press richmond 1999 vibeke brdahl and jette ross