Chinese Storytelling Research Database
Chinese Storytelling Research Database is part of the 說書 Chinese Storytelling website. The database is designed as a research tool for the investigation of Chinese storytelling. Chinese storytelling is a wide concept with more than 300 genres in living tradition. Only a selection of these are currently represented in the database, and emphasis is on the oral performance culture of Yangzhou in Jiangsu province. Related oral arts and written genres such as Chinese drama and novel are also part of the research materials.
The materials available include:
- oral performances of storytelling and drama on audio- and video-recordings
- written documents with relevance to storytelling
- photos and pictorial art with relevance to storytelling