Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

by Jonathan H.X. Lee, Kathleen M. Nadeau
     
 

This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife.

• More than 600 entries

• Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors

• Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife

• An appendix of

Overview

This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife.

• More than 600 entries

• Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors

• Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife

• An appendix of Asian American folktales

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This unique and well-documented reference is recommended for academic and large public library collections." - Booklist

"This is a good introduction to the history, culture, and traditions of Asian American communities. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

Library Journal
Lee (Asian American studies, San Francisco State Univ.) and Nadeau (anthropology, California State Univ., San Bernardino) divide this three-volume set into 25 ethnic and cultural variants comprising Asian American identity. A chapter is devoted to each group and includes thought-provoking essays by 177 internationally diverse field scholars, who wed folkloric tales with modern and contemporary outlooks, ranging from food and music to salient figure profiles and vernacular speech. This fusion of root beliefs and recent attitude shifts allows for a very advanced understanding of each culture as it is now. Each essay is followed by a resource list, and a longer bibliography closes the book. A compelling, forward-looking resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313350665
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Pages:
1254
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 5.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan H. X. Lee is assistant professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.

Kathleen M. Nadeau, PhD, is professor with the Department of Anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino.

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