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Oral legacies: Epics and tales told by songs

Updated: 2022-09-13 15:42 ( chinaservicesinfo.com )
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Tibetan people: Epic of King Gesar

Tibetan people: Epic of King Gesar

An important heritage of the Tibetan people inhabiting China's Tibet autonomous region, Qinghai, Sichuan and Gansu provinces, the legend of King Gesar is the only living epic of the world and is known as the Homeric Hymn of the East. The epic, passed down orally since ancient times, has developed into a performing art that involves storytelling and singing

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