Volume 129, Number 513, Summer 2016

Table of Contents

Articles

Introduction to the Special Issue: Living Epics of China and Inner Asia

pp. 253-269

Documenting Living Oral Traditions: China’s Institute of Ethnic Literature as Case Study

pp. 270-287

A Comparative Study of Performers of the Manas Epic

pp. 288-296

Constitutional Mythologies and Entangled Cultures in the Tibeto-Mongolian Gesar Epic: The Motif of Gesar’s Celestial Descent

pp. 297-326

Oral Epics into the Twenty-First Century: The Case of the Kyrgyz Epic Manas

pp. 326-344

Note

Crossroads of the Imagination: A Possible Musical Origin for the Character of Jupiter in Poe’s “The Gold-Bug”

pp. 345-348

Book Reviews

Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag ed. by Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye (review)

pp. 349-350

The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed by Elaine Eff (review)

pp. 350-352

Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic: From Ancient Egypt to the Italian Renaissance by Ruth B. Bottigheimer (review)

pp. 352-353

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes (review)

pp. 353-356

Erotic Infidelities: Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber by Kimberly J. Lau (review)

pp. 356-357

Wu Song Fights the Tiger: The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the Chinese Novel, Drama, and Storytelling by Vibeke Bordahl (review)

pp. 357-359

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation by Shirley Moody-Turner (review)

pp. 359-360

Songs of Travel, Stories of Place: Poetics of Absence in an Eastern Indonesian Society by Timo Kaartinen (review)

pp. 361-362

Made in Mexico: Tradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca by Chris Goertzen (review)

pp. 362-363

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century by Ann K. Ferrell (review)

pp. 363-365

Staging Strife: Lessons from Performing Ethnography with Polish Roma Women by Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston (review)

pp. 365-366

Film Review

This Ain’t No Mouse Music!: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records by Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon (review)

pp. 367-369

Sound Reviews

80 by Dwight Lamb, Nate Kemperman, Amber Gaddy, and David Cavins, and: Live in Denmark 2013 [Part Two] by Dwight Lamb, and Jensen & Bugge (review)

pp. 370-372

Got a Little Home to Go To by Cliff Bryan, and: Traditional Music of Texas. Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives by Dan Margolies and Charlie Lockwood (review)

pp. 372-374

Information about Contributors

pp. 375-376