“Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet” By Li Dechun and Gerald Roche

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Published in October 2017 by Open Book Publishers with support from the University of Melbourne and with a preface by Mark Turin, “Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet: Texts in Mongghul, Chinese, and English” by Li Dechun and Gerald Roche brings together Mongghul oral literature in a new volume.

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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.

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Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet is the eighth volume in the World Oral Literature Series. The Series is produced in conjunction with the World Oral Literature Project.