(First published by Kate Stevens in Appleseed Quarterly. The Canadian Journal of Storytelling. Spring 1997. Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 17-23)
It was forty years ago that I discovered the world of Chinese storytelling, a wonderfully diverse world where tales can be told, chanted or sung. This world had never even been hinted at by my professors of Chinese language and literature. I want to share that world with you; let’s begin where it all began for me, in a teahouse in Taiwan.
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