尺寸：26.0 cm x 19.0 cm
Local Call No.：390 M35 v.6
Qu Yuan was a courtier of the Chu State in the Warring States Period. He was wise, courageous, eloquent, and good at writing articles and poetry. He was full of patriotic enthusiasm and was always concerned about his country. Chu's another courtier Jin Shang was very jealous of Qu Yuan so he slandered Qu Yuan in front of King Chu. King Chu was an amoral king so he exiled Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan wandered around and wrote many patriotic poems in his grievances. On May 5th of the lunar calendar, Qu Yuan committed suicide by throwing himself into the river. The nearby residents beat gongs and drums to scare away the fish and put rice in bamboo tubes and threw into the river so fish and shrimp would not eat Qu Yuan’s body out of respect of Qu Yuan’s patriotic spirit. Every year on May 5th, they go to the river to commemorate him. These behavior gradually evolved into the dragon boat contest and eating dumplings of Dragon Boat Festival customs. This set of "Chinese Folklore Festival Stories" is a set of twenty-five books which includes traditional folk tales and festival legends. Adults and children can enjoy the stories and appreciate the beautiful prints and paper art in each book. Traditional Chinese, Zhuyin, suitable for children over five years old.