Vietnam Forktales

Vietnamese children and adults are very familiar with Vietnamese folktales and fairy tales. Themes from Vietnamese folktales and fairy tales show up in Vietnamese literature, Vietnamese dances, Vietnamese paintings and other cultural media – both ancient and modern. Some Vietnamese folktales are rather dark by recent American standards, while some, derived from Chinese folktales, will seem familiar. These reviews highlight books of Vietnamese folk and fairy tales for children and also for adults.

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