Chinese Storytelling

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Masters and Disciples
  1. The Father of Storytelling

  2. Early Masters

  3. Schools of Storytelling

  4. Deng School of Water Margin

  5. Song School of Water Margin

  6. Li School of Three Kingdoms

  7. Ren School of Three Kingdoms

  8. Dai School of Journey to the West

  9. The repertoires

  10. Water Margin in Yangzhou Storytelling

  11. The Wang school of Water Margin

  12. Three Kingdoms in Yangzhou storytelling

  13. Journey to the West in Yangzhou storytelling

  14. Transmission of the art and training of disciples

  15. Oral transmission and teaching from the heart

  16. Written librettos for storytelling


 

Masters and Disciples (13)

Journey to the West in Yangzhou storytelling

The saga of Journey to the West is relatively young in Yangzhou storytelling. Dai Shanzhang (1880-1938) created the oral tale around the turn of the twentieth century and was the founder of the Dai School. Dai Shanzhang was originally a storyteller of Western Han Xi Han, that had been transmitted for five generations before him and is still a living tradition. Dai Shanzhang transmitted his art to his younger brothers and their sons, adopting Dai Buzhang (b.1925) as his own son and disciple. Mr. Dai is active as an organizer of the storytellersí organization and in educating the young generation, mainly spare-time students. An extract of his performance is given under Sagas of storytelling

From 'The River of Heaven' told by Dai Buzhang:
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