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‘Baojuan’ broadens history of folk literature

By Wunan, Chen Xi | 2014-11-03 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

Baojuan, a form of Chinese folk ballad, is a crucial part of Chinese folk literature. From Oct. 18 to 19, the International Symposium on Chinese Baojuan and 2014 Annual Conference of the China Folk Literature Society were hosted in Yangzhou. Baojuan has a long history of 800 years and the existing texts total more than 1,500. The texts of Baojuan are for two uses: one is religious and the other is literary. Therefore, the research can broaden the framework of history of Chinese folk literature.

The Chinese version appeared in Chinese Social Sciences Today, No.659, October 22, 2014.
                                                                                                                                        Edited and translated by Bai Le