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Title Long narrative songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet : texts in Mongghul, Chinese and English / translated by Limusishiden ; edited and with an introduction by Gerald Roche.
Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2017]

Series World oral literature series, 2054-362X ; volume 8.
World oral literature series ; volume 8. 2054-362X.
Subject Mongour language -- Translating into English.
Mongour language -- Translating into Chinese.
Folk songs, Chinese.
Folk songs, Mongolian.
Mongour language -- Texts.
Alt Name Limusishiden,
Roche, Gerald,
Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. World Oral Literature Project,
Open Book Publishers,
Description 1 online resource (470 pages) : illustrations.
Note With 7 audio tracks embedded in the text.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-448).
Contents Preface / Mark Turin -- Introduction : translanguaging in song : orature and plurilingualism in northeast Tibet / Gerald Roche -- 1. The ballad of Taipinggoor -- 2. The ballad of Marshal Qi -- 3. Laarimbu and Qiimunso -- 4. The song of the dildima bird -- 5. The song of the calf -- 6. The crop-planting song -- 7. The song of the sheep -- About the texts -- References -- Selected non-English terms.
Summary "Containing ballads of martial heroism, tales of tragic lovers and visions of the nature of the world, Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet: Texts in Mongghul, Chinese, and English is a rich repository of songs collected amongst the Mongghul of the Seven Valleys, on the northeast Tibetan Plateau in western China. These songs represent the apogee of Mongghul oral literature, and they provide valuable insights into the lives of Mongghul people--their hopes, dreams, and worries. They bear testimony to the impressive plurilingual repertoire commanded by some Mongghul singers: the original texts in Tibetan, Mongghul, and Chinese are here presented in Mongghul, Chinese, and English. The kaleidoscope of stories told in these songs include that of Marshall Qi, a chieftain from the Seven Valleys who travels to Luoyang with his Mongghul army to battle rebels; Laarimbu and Qiimunso, a pair of star-crossed lovers who take revenge from beyond the grave on the families that kept them apart; and the Crop-Planting Song and the Sheep Song, which map the physical and spiritual terrain of the Mongghul people, vividly describing the physical and cosmological world in which they exist. This collection of songs is supported by an Introduction by Gerald Roche that provides an understanding of their traditional context, and shows that these works offer insights into the practices of multilingualism in Tibet. Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet is vital reading for researchers and others working on oral literature, as well as those who study Inner Asia, Tibet, and China's ethnic minorities. Finally, this book is of interest to linguistic anthropologists and sociolinguists, particularly those working on small-scale multilingualism and pre-colonial multilingualism."--Publisher's website.
Note Parallel texts of ballads in Mongolian, Chinese (Chinese script) and English.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publisher website, viewed on March 30, 2020).
ISBN 9781783743858 (pdf)
9781783743865 (epub)
9781783743872 (mobi)
9781783743841 (Hardback)
9781783743834 (Paperback)
OCLC # 1014194054
Additional Format 9781783743841 (hbk.)
9781783743834 (pbk.)

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