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Published by Foreign Languages Press in Beijing .
Written in English



  • China.


  • Folklore -- China.

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An ill-fated cowherd and weaving maid find true love for awhile, but are eventually cruelly separated by the Milky Way.

Edition Notes

Statementadapted and illustrated by Ma De.
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.M1115 Co 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination[36] p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2889480M
LC Control Number84114583

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A retelling of the legend of the Herd boy and the weaving maid in under characters! Very simple to read. It was lovely to be able to sit down and read a Chinese story cover to cover in under and hour and understand everything/5. The Cowherd and Weaving Maiden A long time ago in the heavens above a Cowherd star spirit (the star Altair) fell deeply in love with a Weaving Maiden star spirit (the star Vega). The Lady Queen Mother of Heaven was firmly against the two marrying and wanted the two to break off the relationship.   The Cowherd and The Weaving Maid is a popular Chinese story that is also used within Chinese Opera. The story is of a servant who is in the service of the Queen Mother of the West and a mortal orphan cowherd, with whom celestial servants ought not to fall in love. The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl is a Chinese folk tale. The tale of the cowherd and the Reference to the story is also made by Carl Sagan in his book Contact. The tale and the Tanabata festival are also the basis of the Sailor Moon side. Legend of The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl.

  The cowherd and the weaving maid Hello, this is Natasha, and this is an ancient fairy tale from China. In China it is the story behind a holiday called the Double Seventh. It is a festival that is a little like Valentine's day, because it celebrates romantic love.   The reason that it rains on this day is based on one of the most well-known Chinese folk legends — “The Cowherd and the Weaving Girl” — (Chinese: 牛郎与织女, Pinyin: Niú láng yǔ.   Legend of The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl In the previous article on Qi Xi Festival, the Chinese Valentine’s Day, we mentioned only briefly about its origin – a Chinese folklore or fairytale about 2 star-crossed lovers in ancient China. It also provides . Cowherd and the Weaving Maid The fairy tale of the Cowherd and the Weaving Girl is one of the four most famous folktales of ancient China. It is a classic love story between a fairy and a human being and has a widespread influence.

The Cowherd felt very sad, he peeled off the buffalo's skin and buried his old friend. Some day after the buffalo's death, another mischance happened to the family. The marriage of the Cowherd and the Girl Weaver was known by the girl's grandmother, the queen of the heaven emperor. She went wroth and sent the gods and soldiers to catch the Girl. The Cowherd and the Weaving Maid The Cowherd and the Weaving Maid is a widely known folk legend of romance in China, which was born in the Spring and Autumn Period (B.C.), lyricized in the Han Dynasty's "Nineteen Ancient Poems," and enriched in the following ages. Homepage > The Cowherd and the Weaver Maid. Related books. الخرافات والأساطير الصينية (سلسلة الثقافة الصينية) (باللغة العربية). Nowadays all weaving is done on machines, so people don’t have to weave themselves, but in the past people had to weave. People wove and it took a lot of time and effort. Cowherd. A cowherd is someone who looks after cows. Just like a shepherd looks after sheep, a cowherd looks after cows. Heaven.