CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral & Performing Literature, Vol. 34, No. 1

"…the culmination of decades of research on Chinese oral and performing literature in general, and is particularly grounded in the author’s extensive fieldwork on Yangzhou storytelling…Børdahl presents compelling evidence and insights regarding questions which scholars have long wrestled, including the relationship between the novel and performance traditions.

"…the culmination of decades of research on Chinese oral and performing literature in general, and is particularly grounded in the author’s extensive fieldwork on Yangzhou storytelling…Børdahl presents compelling evidence and insights regarding questions which scholars have long wrestled, including the relationship between the novel and performance traditions. This is a brilliant approach.[…]

"Børdahl presents compelling evidence and insights regarding questions with which scholars have long wrestled, including the relationship between the novel and performance traditions.This is a brilliant approach. […]

This book succeeds handsomely in its ambitious undertaking of exploring the question of the transmission of the Wu Song story through oral and written traditions. […]

(…) full of gems of thoughtful insight. […]

With its encyclopedic range and rigorous methodology,Wu Song Fights the Tiger is a major contribution to the field that will be widely read and inspire further research."

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