Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story from Africa

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Ye Xian” (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Yè Xiàn) or Yeh-Shen is a Chinese fairy tale that is similar to the European Cinderella story (but about a millennium older) and the Malay-Indonesian Bawang Putih Bawang Merah tale.[1] It is one of the oldest known variants of Cinderella,[2] first published in the 9th-century compilation Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang. Wikipedia

“More of the familiar elements of the ‘Cinderella’ story appear in the Chinese tale of Ye Xian, which appears in the Yu Yang Tsa Tus (Miscellany of Forgoten Lore), written by Duan Chengshi in the mid-ninth century.” Solomon, Once Upon A Dream, p. 12

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About jackikellum

Jacki Kellum is a Fine Artist, a Designer, and also a writer. For one of her graduate programs, she wrote her thesis on William Blake. Like Blake, much of Kellum's work is about childhood and lost innocence. Also like Blake, Kellum strives to both write and illustrate her work. .
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