Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

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Penguin UK, 25 במאי 2006 - 608 עמודים
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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 monk conjures up a magical pear tree, a scholar recounts his previous incarnations, a woman out-foxes the fox-spirit that possesses her, a child bride gives birth to a thimble-sized baby, a ghostly city appears out of nowhere and a heartless daughter-in-law is turned into a pig. In his tales of humans coupling with shape-shifting spirits, bizarre phenomena, haunted buildings and enchanted objects, Pu Songling pushes back the boundaries of human experience and enlightens as he entertains.
 

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ביקורת משתמש  - Larou - LibraryThing

Classical Chinese literature obviously does not consist solely of the Six Great Novels, and I wanted my reading project to also include some shorter (but not necessarily minor) books. Strange Tales ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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ביקורת משתמש  - BayardUS - LibraryThing

This collection of over one hundred stories was a fun and quick read for me, despite the fact that some of the story features get repetitive and few stories stood out from the herd. the introduction ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Acknowledgements
Introduction
Note on the Text Translation and Illustrations
Note on Names and Pronunciation
1 HOMUNCULUS
2 AN OTHERWORLDLY EXAMINATION
3 LIVING DEAD
4 SPITTING WATER
54 LOTUS FRAGRANCE
55 KING OF THE NINE MOUNTAINS
56 THE FOX OF FENZHOU
57 SILKWORM
58 VOCAL VIRTUOSITY
59 FOX AS PROPHET
60 THIS TRANSFORMATION
61 FOX CONTROL

5 TALKING PUPILS
6 THE PAINTED WALL
7 THE TROLL
8 BITING A GHOST
9CATCHING A FOX
10 THE MONSTER IN THE BUCKWHEAT
11 THE HAUNTED HOUSE
12 STEALING A PEACH
13 GROWING PEARS
14 THE TAOIST PRIEST OF MOUNT LAO
15 THE MONK OF CHANGQING
16 THE SNAKECHARMER
17 THE WOUNDED PYTHON
18 THE FORNICATING DOG
19 THE GOD OF HAIL
20 THE GOLDEN GOBLET
21 GRACE AND PINE
22 A MOST EXEMPLARY MONK
23 MAGICAL ARTS
24 WILD DOG
25 PAST LIVES
26 FOX IN THE BOTTLE
27 WAILING GHOSTS
28 THUMB AND THIMBLE
29 SCORCHED MOTH THE TAOIST
30 FRIENDSHIP BEYOND THE GRAVE
31 KARMIC DEBTS
32 RITUAL CLEANSING
33 THE DOOR GOD AND THE THIEF
34 THE PAINTED SKIN
35 THE MERCHANTS SON
36 A PASSION FOR SNAKES
37 A LATTERDAY BUDDHA
38 FOX ENCHANTMENT
39 EATING STONES
40 THE LAUGHING GIRL
41 THE MAGIC SWORD AND THE MAGIC BAG
42 THE DEVOTED MOUSE
43 AN EARTHQUAKE
44 SNAKE ISLAND
45 GENEROSITY
46 THE GIANT FISH
47 THE GIANT TURTLE
48 MAKING ANIMALS
49 THE LITTLE MANDARIN
50 DYING TOGETHER
51 THE ALLIGATORS REVENGE
52 SHEEP SKIN
53 SHARP SWORD
62 DRAGON DORMANT
63 CUT SLEEVE
64 THE GIRL FROM NANKING
65 TWENTY YEARS A DREAM
66 MYNAH BIRD
67 LAMP DOG
68 DOCTOR FIVE HIDES
69 BUTTERFLY
70 THE BLACK BEAST
71 THE STONE BOWL
72 A FATAL JOKE
73 RAINING MONEY
74 TWIN LANTERNS
75 GHOST FOILED FOX PUT TO ROUT
76 FROG CHORUS
77 PERFORMING MICE
78 THE CLAY SCHOLAR
79 FLOWERS OF ILLUSION
80 DWARF
81 BIRD
82 PRINCESS LOTUS
83 THE GIRL IN GREEN
84 DUCK JUSTICE
85 BIG SNEEZE
86 STEEL SHIRT
87 FOX TROUBLE
88 LUST PUNISHED BY FOXES
89 MOUNTAIN CITY
90 A CURE FOR MARITAL STRIFE
91 A PRANK
92 ADULTERY AND ENLIGHTENMENT
93 UP HIS SLEEVE
94 SILVER ABOVE BEAUTY
95 THE ANTIQUE LUTE
96 WAITING ROOM FOR DEATH
97 ROUGE
98 THE SOUTHERN WUTONGSPIRIT
99 SUNSET
I00 THE MALE CONCUBINE
101 CORAL
102 MUTTON FAT AND PIG BLOOD
103 DUNGBEETLE DUMPLINGS
104 STIRFRY
Authors Preface
Glossary
Finding List
Further Reading
Notes
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John Minford is an emeritus professor of Chinese at the Australian National University.

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