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Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children
Shen of the Sea Chinese Stories for Children
Author: Arthur Bowie Chrisman, Else Hasselriis
Sixteen short stories of humorous Chinese fairy tales. — Contents: Ah Mee's invention -- Shen of the sea -- How wise were the old men -- Chop-sticks -- Buy a father -- Four generals -- The Rain King's daughter --Many wives -- That lazy Ah Fun -- The Moon Maiden -- Ah Tcha the Sleeper -- I wish it would rain -- High as Han Hsin -- Contrary Chueh C...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780525392446
ISBN-10: 0525392440
Publication Date: 10/30/1968
Pages: 221
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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sunnybrookgal avatar reviewed Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children on
Helpful Score: 1
No clue how this book remains in demand. First of all, the stories are rather dull, and the names are so similar as to be very confusing. More importantly, though, these are not authentic Chinese stories. Rather they are written "in the Chinese style" by an American who never even visited China. To me that seems horribly patronizing, even racist. China has such a rich and ancient culture, and truly wonderful folk tales of its own. That we are promoting and reading knock-offs is an absolute slap in the face. It's as if we are saying that what he wrote is better than what the Chinese civilization created itself.
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