Folklore of China’s Islamic Salar Nationality

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This volume contains folklore selections written first in the Salar written system, the same selection rendered in the International Phonetic Alphabet, followed by an English translation. This is the first time such an extensive collection of Salar literature has been written in the Salar’s own writing system and it is the first anthology of the folklore translated into English with Salar and IPA counterparts. The preface was written by the West’s leading Salar scholar. This is a must for all Chinese, Islam, folklore, and minority collections. With Illustrations


"This is a valuable collection of authentic Salar stories, legends, myths, songs and proverbs..."

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
Preface by Arienne Dwyer
Introduction; Origins; Memorable Characters; Family Values Romance Brotherhood; Myths; Humor; Proverbs; Children’s Songs, Work Songs, Lullabies; Love Songs; Song of Praise; Baxi Gaga; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index; Tables

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