IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(3): 174-178 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.3.170

Cinderella in Different Dresses: From A Narrative Perspective

Aidong Zhang
Abstract—The Ye Xian, written by Duan Chengshi of the Tang Dynasty, is the earliest recorded version of the Cinderella story. Its comparative study with the European versions of Cinderella has garnered the attention of scholars. This essay aims to examine the Ye Xian of the Tang Dynasty, the French version of the Cinderella tale by Charles Perrault and several other versions of the Cinderella story from Asia. By comparing their plots, narrative modes and strategies, this essay intents to display the cultural and narrative diversities of the same story in different language settings, which reflect various embedded values, religious influences, and other historical factors.

Index Terms—Ye Xian, cinderella, literary genre, comparative children literature, narrative mode, narrative strategy.

Aidong Zhang is with Asian Language and Culture, NIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (e-mail: yfang2020@outlook.com).

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Cite: Aidong Zhang, "Cinderella in Different Dresses: From A Narrative Perspective," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 174-178, 2018.

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