The kitchen god legend

Date of publication:2006-9   Press: Chinese Society Press   Author:Shi Jingxian   Pages:220   Words:145000  
Preface

The story once upon a time, there was a poor lazy Zhang man, always sit in the home to eat the meal, and sometimes even to drinking and gambling. A wife is hard for life and employment, to get some money to support the family livelihood, feed the children. She always try to persuade him to stop gambling house things, he still do not listen, she really angered him. The end of the year came, she told him to go to her family to visit. His sister Po (children of people, called mother-in-law as sister PO) is a very rich family, but because of his temper is not good, will not giving him the money back to do special purchases for the Spring Festival, dark silver (silver) will be hidden in the rice and noodles underneath, sent him back. He take the flour back, the road is long, and heavy, they all met halfway to the beggar, to come back empty handed. She asked the reason, and he had a meal, and knowledge out of silver, the fire from the heart, holding a stick dozen, dozen he lowered his head to breathe, don't dare to say a word. Have the Spring Festival day arrived, the debt. People come in a throng, an endless stream of words, all day long not to go. He has no money, no money to buy tofu with pork. Dinner, each and every family all ate meat, ballyhoo not happy, he was married and his son in the drink soup, eat green vegetables, each other speechless, in tears!
Summary

Series editor: Liu Kuili, famous folklore, folk literature and art,, doctor of Philosophy (Russia), researcher, Professor, doctoral tutor, China Academy of Social Sciences honorary Academy members, chairman of the China folklore society. Zhang Xu, graduated from the Beijing Normal University Department of Chinese, served as the "mass culture", "culture magazine" editor, the Ministry of culture for the social culture of library division (intangible cultural heritage department director).
Author brief introduction

People living in the culture, just as people cannot do without air. "Book of changes" said: "astronomy, in order to detect when the change; judging from the humanities, into the world." Both Chinese "culture" is that, this passage at least, there is clear and profound understanding of our ancestors has always been on the importance of culture. Culture indeed is what makes us human, human being has become the symbol of human. Who created the culture, culture is created by people, from this sense it can be said, man is a cultural animal. From the culture itself, quite a long historical period of the traditional culture, but also can be roughly divided into two relatively large shunt, the so-called upper culture (or high culture, elegant culture, refined culture) and lower culture (or primary culture, the underlying culture, low layer culture, folk culture).
Catalogue of books

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Chapter excerpt

Folk custom, every twelfth lunar month twenty-three (South in some places is twenty-four) is the worship of stove days. The so-called sacrifice range, is the kitchen god Festival (folk is often called the kitchen god, Kitchen God speak) for lower bound of human to the Jade Emperor, in order to protect the whole family peace auspicious meaning. About the kitchen god legends, folk have rich and colorful. The eastern part of North China, northeast from Shandong toIn Western Sichuan basin around, as the center, there is a legend about the kitchen god, this legend is a relatively fixed form: "Zhang Lang type". I said: there is a Zhang Lang, not to sow the land, go out to do business, to completely not heard from after. The family life burden fell on his wife clove body. Clove worked hard to support the family, and he died in laws. One day, the millionaire Zhang Lang home, had a clove, married. The cow (or old) pulled the car, no destination in the clove to the mountains before a hut, stop and go no farther. This is the place where the clove. The old woman and rely on firewood for a living young together, took her in, she and the young married. Later, they became rich. Over the years, suddenly there was a beggar came to the door begging, clove now he is abandoned her ex husband Zhang Lang.
Postscript

"Legend" Kitchen God by China Society Publishing house. A person dies from pregnant in the womb until, even to die for a long time, are always in folk environment, folk like air is indispensable in our life. For people in society, folk and link communication emotion, is a sign of mutual recognition, is to standardize the behavior criterion, is adhesive to maintain group solidarity, generations of temper and inheritance of traditional culture. All the children of the Yellow Emperor China folk is the link of communication, is a sign of mutual recognition, is to standardize the behavior criterion, is adhesive to maintain group solidarity, generations of temper and inheritance of traditional culture. In folk custom embodies the beauty of national character, national spirit, national culture, national.
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