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 (10)

Water Margin in Yangzhou Storytelling

The saga of Water Margin in Yangzhou storytelling of today is transmitted in two major hereditary lines, the Deng School and the Song School. Ultimately the oral transmission is traced back to Liu Jingting around 1600. Historical sources, however, do not allow us to establish a direct lineage from his time to present-day storytellers. Water Margin, as transmitted in an unbroken chain from master to disciple, goes back in direct lineage seven generations to the founding father Deng Guangdou (fl.1821-1862), the founder of the so-called Deng school of Water Margin. There is also a parallel lineage going five generations back to Xu Dianzhang (fl.1821-1862) and his disciple Song Chengzhang (fl.1862-1908), after whom the Song school of Water Margin was named.

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