Mark Bender

Mark Bender is an associate professor of Chinese literature and folklore at The Ohio State University. He has published on Suzhou professional storytelling (Suzhou pingtan) and the oral and written literatures of several Chinese minority cultures, such as the Yi, Miao (Hmong), and Daur. His books include Plum and Bamboo: China’s Suzhou Chantefable Tradition (2003), Butterfly Mother: Miao (Hmong) Creation Epics from Guizhou Province, China (2006), and The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, co-edited with Victor Mair (2011).

Articles by Mark Bender

Suzhou Tanci Storytelling in China: Contexts of Performance

Volume 13, Issue 2 (October, 1998)

Oral Narrative Studies in China

Volume 18, Issue 2 (October, 2003)

Butterflies and Dragon-Eagles: Processing Epics from Southwest China

Volume 27, Issue 1 (March, 2012)
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