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1 Ch’i-lin Purse Retold by Linda Fang Pronounced Chee Lihn Pers

2 Origin China

3 Genre Folktale: Has a moral Colloquial tradition: simplicty of language and emotion Shunned as inferior to classical literature by the well educated and socially prominent Less formal prose

4 POLL What are types of wedding gifts? Are their different wedding gifts for sons and daughters? Does your family/culture have any traditional family wedding gifts?

5 Wedding Gifts Choice of gifts based on: Culture, economics, and personal choice

6 Vocabulary Teng-Cho (Deng-joh) a small town Hsueh (Shoo-ay) a wealthy widow Hsueh Hsiang-ling (Shoo-ay-shee- ahng-linhg) Hsueh’s 16 year old daughter getting married Chi’lin Purse (Chee Linh Pers) a wedding gift

7 Hua-chiao Hwah-jee-aw A chair that is carried

8 Ta-his-jin-tzu Tuh—shee-john-soo Wedding

9 Lai-chou Ly-joh A town

10 li Lee Chinese unit of distance

11 Yuan-wai Lu Yoo-ahn-wee Loo

12 Sung Dynasty Setting: the story is set in the Sung Dynasty What was life like during this time? Matchmaker, dowry, Buddha,

13 Weddings United States Love marriage Limousine Wedding procession Parents give gifts Chinese Arranged marriages Hua-chiao (Hwah- jee-aw) Wedding procession Parents give gifts

14 Think about the moral!

15 After Reading Discussion List the relationships in this story. Hsiang-ling and mother Hsiang-ling and Mrs. Lu

16 What type of conflict does each relationship show. Person vs. Person

17 How do the characters relate? Mother is loving and caring, gave Hsiang-ling everything but Hsiang- ling was spoiled and ungrateful of her mother at first. Hsiang-ling helped Mrs. Lu at first by giving her the purse full of wealth and Mrs. Lu was generous by sharing her property evenly.


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