Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
Publish date: 1982
Edition language: English
Role of fairy god mother filled by enchanted fish bones. Step mother and step sisters meet a terrible fate. Includes history of this version of the Cinderella tale.
Here we have a Chinese variant of the ‘Cinderella story’. It is one of the oldest currently known – dating back to the 9th century A.D. (only the story of Rhodopis is older). Yeh-Shen is an orphan left in the care of jealous stepmother. She grows up knowing only cruelty and depravation except for...