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Xie Shuhua

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Which is more important when we collate folk literature, returning it to the original appearance or rewriting it to make it understandable?

It is a fact that some people do make changes while collating folk literature works. But we can't say it is a bad thing if those changes can help us understand those folk literature works better.

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    Dec 25 2012: I think rewriting folk literature to make it understandable is most important. The legacy exist thanks to a community, but the community must to know and to understand it. If they don't understand it, they will not want remember. The folk literature will be forgotten.

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