Chinese Folk Tales

Hear the story of the Chinese “Romeo and Juliet” – and other Chinese folk tales – with CultureALL Ambassador Eddie Tsang.

Workshop Description

In this workshop, students will hear stories of the creation of the world and mankind according to Chinese folk tales, and discover how myths reflect cultural, social, and historical aspects of their respective origin. Students may also hear the story of Liang Shan-po and Chu Ying‐tai, a Chinese folktale similar to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The story provides insight into Chinese customs, the five sources of respect, marriage and funeral rituals, women’s position in the past, and the difference between how Chinese and western culture view “tragedy” in the theatre.

CultureALL Ambassador Eddie Tsang still does workshops for CultureALL, but as he no longer lives in Iowa, his availability is limited.  We try to book him for enough engagements to keep him busy for a week or more, to make it worth his time to travel.

If you would be interested in engaging Eddie for a program, please let us know as far in advance as possible.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Eddie Tsang
Region/Culture Asia - China
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min