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Mi.11utes of l:l)c Cnr11till ;,,,Jl'e! The J.:n.L:LL1wing:i.s ct C.(md('n:::e.d VL'.rGion (11 c!ic• 1H·inutes of the f:Lrst mcct.i.n,\~, of C!·JTNOPERL,. The purpose is to record the range! of subjects covered and tiJ,, tcypc ,if agrc,,m,,nlc reaclwd at that t·:Lrnc. We especially call your attcnt ::i.(111 l:o tl1e consensus that it would be Lmport.ant to know wl1at each inst:itution .i.,,_; dt,:Ln,::;:t1ong tllL' 1.inl'-1:i ()f CIIINOPERL interests. During the meeting many of t:hccLpti.on::,, fnculty specialt :Lc.s and in.terests, thcse1:: in i.on, student projects, and so forth. We hope. that reading through thc.:3e minutes 'l-Jill stimulate everyone to do ,rnrne of the t:h:lngs that: need, Participants at Lhe Cornell >1eeting Eugc~nc Anderson Department of Anthropology Univer::;i.ty ,.1f California Riverside, Cal:i.forn.:La 92.502 Cyr:i.1 lli.rch Department of Or i.ent:a.l Lar1.guagcs Un:i.vers.i.ty of Cal:i.fornia Berkeley, California 94720 Nicholas Bodman Divi.~1ion o:f Modern Lanr;uagc:s Horr:Lll H:.-1 l l. Cornell University Ithi1cu, New York i,:. Hrnce :nrooks Department of Far Eastern L.c-1J.\\\uage:; ll.;1·r:v,_1r(l Un"i.\i"s::rsity :2 Di.v:i.nit:y ,\venur:: C.imbr"i.dgc., l·fassachu:c;ett}; 02:LJS \\:,u; !.\.en Chao ::l 1J;1rCmc:nt n! ()ricnt.:1.J l.,:-1.11:·-:u:ir:,•· "·11 l.vcr:;'Lt.)' (:'· C:t.!."i.l:urn:L.-1 folk lor0, [olksong8, Lr:adJ.t::Lons of Hong Kong Boat Pc:op ·ic 1'-l -.Lng d i:-;_w1aand vernacular fiction, contemporary, cliaJ.ccts c,E S,lutl1 1.: ~-!'1.n.g \/C'.ru.1culJ.r f·Lct.:i.on, pqp11l.:ir Ct. 1 l·f i.ous 'LJ.teeaturc, 1'.l" 'W,.:sLc r-n ,:.t·::r.n,'7:.l.;:_tJonof c l.aGs'ii. .-_11. pL.1.y.'.·;i';_1/~o '';1ct1.'t1g e,:ii.t.1.on~i~ 11 L-,·.'_!) l·i..o~,,r of Chi.n.ese: dram:·:. :'!1c., ... ,:i1:. 1_·_,i·111t-:f'(: 1'1 r.-.l ·ind i?ci·J:,i"J:"t:t.1.::; ·.J.1:~'Ln·c:J'l J] ,\pl i .:. I \i(:S :;:-:l'lr 11 l'.'. i.~:k ~-,c l_,~'i:.~·-::d !),_;_t:c.Lc::.p, ii; Prn;_:r. : : : ~ ()r r.: 111.: I k !' ('' .,. i ,·:-r.-, !· ( n: I /_· ,: (, \ -.·i solely through oral and performing tradition, Brooks: definition cannot exclude works which have both textual and oral tradition. Priority should be given to those traditions that will die with the performer. Chao: record classical literature that is given an oral aspect. Yang: preserve and analyze acting form as well as oral and auditory and textual form. Stevens: definition should be: "that literature in which performance makes a difference." Eberhard: importance of making available texts of oral peformances (Taiwan street plays, etc.). Dolezelova: need a clearer definition of folk aspect. distinction should be made between folklore and the dramatic and storyteller tradition which bridge the folk and literary traditions. spoke for the need of theoretical study on this distinction. McCoy: for the purposes of this conference, perhaps we should accept a broad definition of the term "folk." Anderson: consider Chinese terminology for genres and examine the distinctions implied in these categories, Schlepp and Owen: these distinctions would be interesting for bibliographers , but not for the student of literature. Schlepp: the traditional Chinese terms are arbitrary and not descriptive of genres. McCoy: is there a generic term covering the scope of our interests? (Chao and Pian couldn't think of one; defer discussion,) Crump Schema: Oral Tape Text Musical notation Documentary Past Performing Film - features lost if only text survives Choreography - Kinesics Stage directions (Collection, realization, Reconstruction.) Birch: are we excluding such things as Taoist religious rites? All: No. Eberhard: we must include collect.i...


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