Fred Lobb, PhD

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location United States
Introduction I'm an English teacher and collector/translator of Chinese-language folktales from Southeastern China--Guangdong and Fujian--and from the island of Taiwan. In addition, I have posted stories from China's extreme Northwest and Northeast. I have translated and adapted each folktale and have attached cultural and folklore notes for each particular story. Please note these tales are definitely not PC; folktales and fairy tales are essentially never PC. I bring them to you "warts and all." NOTE: Enter into the search bar above themes (e.g., "wolves," "shapeshifter," etc.)or titles or approximate titles (e.g., "Grandauntie Tiger"). Email:
Interests Christianity, Scotland, film noir, Hessen, travel, folktales, screenwriting, kanji, superstitions, Israel, US Military, Judaeo-Christian ethics, folklore, ostension, Freud, Himeiji Castle, Tainan, hypnosis, Kansai, castles, psychology, ancient churches & temples, hot black tea w/ cream, Laurel & Hardy, rain, Edinburgh, culture-bound syndromes, Taiwanese culture, boiled dumplings, sushi, chambara, Taiwan, proverbs, Dennis Prager, sashimi, Kyoto, psychoanalysis, Frankfurt am Main, pizza, Mainz, swimming, Peking duck, Great Britain, mandarin oranges, persimmons, Mandarin Chinese, London, Köln, comparative religion, cats, dogs, Japan, bookstores, Vancouver, Osaka, stage plays, Canada, Larry Elder, New York City, ghost stories, conservative talk radio, dreams, rituals, customs, taboos, Dannoura, Michael Medved, kana, classical Chinese literature, reading
Favorite Movies The Haunting of Hill House (1963 version), The Pawnbroker, The Innocents, Das Leben der Anderen, 24, Kwaidan, Kuroneko, Serpico, Miracle Mile, The Harp of Burma, Godfather, Parts 1 & 2, Sansho the Bailiff, Unforgiven, Open Range, The Sixth Sense, The Others, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Night of the Hunter, The African Queen, The Pianist, Tombstone, The Hidden Fortress, Dead of Night, Prince of the City, Dlug, Nirgendwo in Afrika, Die Fälscher, The Great Raid, The Last King of Scotland, Katyn, The Lost City, Rosenstrasse, Luther
Favorite Music Scottish bagpipes, volkslieder, Scottish/Irish fiddle, Moody Blues, Phillip Glass, Ifukube Akira, Holst, volksweisen, Altan, Erik Satie, Paul Schwartz, the Supremes, David Arkenstone, Celtic, the Iron Horse, Black Watch
Favorite Books 1984 by G. Orwell, ghost stories, Ray Bradbury, Jan Harold Brunvand, suspense stories, Shirley Jackson, Bill Pronzini, Edward Hoch, Henry Slesar, Howard Schwartz, Jack Ritchie, Richard Matheson, Robert Arthur, Elmore Leonard, Lafcadio Hearn, Wolfram Eberhard, Jan Louis Perkowski, Alan Dundes, Bernhardt J. Hurwood, Frederick Forsyth, Dorothy M. Johnson, Pu Songling, Flannery O'Connor, Lawrence Block, A.B. Guthrie, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Eric Harrison, Edogawa Rampo, Morley Callaghan, Bryan Mark Rigg