Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

These tales of ghosts, magic, vampirism, and other things bizarre and fantastic are an excellent Chinese companion to Lafcadio Hearn's well-known collections of Japanese ghost stories Kwaidan and In Ghostly Japan.

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural-themed tales compiled from ancient Chinese folk stories by Songling Pu in the eighteenth century. These tales of ghosts, magic, vampirism, and other things bizarre and fantastic are an excellent Chinese companion to Lafcadio Hearn's well-known collections of Japanese ghost stories Kwaidan and In Ghostly Japan. Already a true classic of Chinese literature and of supernatural tales in general, this new edition of the Herbert A. Giles translation converts the work to Pinyin for the first time and includes a new foreword by Victoria Cass that properly introduces the book to both readers of Chinese literature and of hair-raising tales best read with the lights turned low on a quiet night. Some of the stories found in these pages include: The Tiger of Zhaocheng The Magic Sword Miss Lianziang, the Fox-Girl The Quarrelsome Brothers The Princess Lily A Rip Van Winkle The Resuscitated Corpse Taoist Miracles A Chinese Solomon

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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Pu Songling
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-28 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural-themed tales compiled from ancient Chinese folk stories by Songling Pu in the eighteenth century. These tales of ghosts, magic, vampirism, and other things bizarre and fantastic are an excellent Chinese
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Pu Songling
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-25 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The Strange Tales of Pu Songling (1640-1715) are exquisite and amusing miniatures that are regarded as the pinnacle of classical Chinese fiction. With their elegant prose, witty wordplay and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this selection reveal a world in which nothing is as it seems. Here a Taoist
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio
Language: en
Pages: 409
Authors: Pu Songling
Categories: Chinese fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

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Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio
Language: zh-CN
Pages: 532
Authors: Pu Songling
Categories: Chinese fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-07 - Publisher: CreateSpace

Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio or Liaozhai Zhiyi (also Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio or Strange Tales of Liaozhai) is a collection of nearly 500 mostly supernatural tales written by Pu Songling in Classical Chinese during the early Qing dynasty. The stories differ broadly in length, with the
Strange Stories of a Chinese Studio
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Pu Songling
Categories: Chinese fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-05 - Publisher: CreateSpace

Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio or Liaozhai Zhiyi (also Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio or Strange Tales of Liaozhai) is a collection of nearly 500 mostly supernatural tales written by Pu Songling in Classical Chinese during the early Qing dynasty. The stories differ broadly in length, with the