Perspectives on East & Southeast Asian Folktales Book Launch
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. EST.
The Center for Asian American Studies invites you to a book launch for Perspectives on East and Southeast Asian Folktales (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022), edited by UMass Lowell Professors Allyssa McCabe (Psychology) and Minjeong Kim (Education).
The editors will discuss how the project came to be, and contributors to the collection will discuss their essays. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about these folktales.
Perspectives on East and Southeast Asian Folktales is a multidisciplinary examination of folktales that are unfamiliar to Western audiences. Examining folktales from countries like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, China, Japan, and Korea, the contributors consider various aspects: including identity issues, morals, collectivism, violence, scatological references, language socialization, representation of Buddhist values, emotional competence, as well as folktales' relationship to idioms and narrative structure. Highlighting differences and similarities between East and Southeast Asian and Western folktales, this volume promotes memorable understanding of East and Southeast Asian cultures and their oral traditions.
This event is hybrid, free and open to the public. Those choosing to attend virtually will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.
- When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. EST.
- Where: Virtual and Coburn Hall 255, UMass Lowell, 850 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854
- Cost: Free
For more information, please email: CAAS@uml.edu.