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5 edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Far Eastern Publications Series) found in the catalog.

Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Far Eastern Publications Series)

Linda Hsia

Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Far Eastern Publications Series)

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Chinese,
  • Foreign Language Study / General,
  • Reading skills,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8197015M
    ISBN 100887101143
    ISBN 109780887101144
    OCLC/WorldCa39705976

    Sondergard [12] Judith T. Some contents were censored to fit his era standards such as changing the stories about fox spirits seducing and having sex to chatting and having tea with people. This is the first English translation of Pu Songling's collection of classical Chinese stories, a book comprising near five hundred "marvel tales", including magical pear trees, thimble-sized babies, ghostly cities, and mean spirited daughters-in-law being turned into pigs. Horror Review quote "

    He is one of the creators of the Wade-Giles system of romanization, the author of several Chinese-English dictionaries, and translator of numerous classics, such as Gems of Chinese Literature and Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. Distraught, Zhang gives away the rest of his collection. This book contains 50 tales of human contact with supernatural creatures, including gods, ghosts, fox fairies, flower nymphs, crocodile princesses and bee spirits. De la Rue. He spent the bulk of his life working as a private tutor, during which time he collected the stories that were to be published to great acclaim as Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. The woman is in fact a demon, and after watching the demon dress and paint itself in desiccated human skin, the young scholar Wang is killed by the beautiful monstrosity.

    Sondergard [12] Judith T. Advertisement: God Job : In "An Otherwordly Examination", a good official is promoted to godhood, although he gets a delay of nine years so he can look after his aging mother until she dies. It was written in Classical Chinese rather than Vernacular Chinese. Some are duds, but the good far outweighs the bad, and as a look at history its rather fascinating on that ground alone.


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Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio book

Bowdlerise : As noted in the Other Wikithe oldest English version of the book is this due to Herbert Giles' translator upbringing during the Victorian era. He spent the bulk of his life working as a private tutor, during which time he collected the stories that were to be published to great acclaim as Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.

London: Constable, Some tales I found delightful, some left me scratching my head, some were amazing, some plain bizarre, some I got, some left me baffled — in short, this collection is very much like the notorious box of chocolates, you never know what you will get.

This is the first English translation of Pu Songling's collection of classical Chinese stories, a book comprising near five hundred "marvel tales", including magical pear trees, thimble-sized babies, ghostly cities, and mean spirited daughters-in-law being turned into pigs.

Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, Volume 2

Jorge Luis Borges also strongly admired the story " Mr. They have since been published many times, with additions and deletions, and been drawn upon by other authors and playwrights, and televisi He was a poor scholar and knew obscurity well.

Read More Community Reviews 5. Which, as I hasten to add, is not a bad thing at all. Some contents were censored to fit his era standards such as changing the stories about fox spirits seducing and having sex to chatting and having tea with people.

Pu Songling is, in many ways, the Chinese counterpart of the Brothers Grimm and even old periwig himself, Charles Perrault. Miao, decimates a band of scholar-poets who frequently comment on his coarseness and his animalistic manners. Throughout this collection there is obvious social criticisms; sometimes these are outright preached as a moral at the end, more often they are more subtle or presented as a joke Ha!

He can be reached at benjaminwltn gmail. Short of list John Minford thankfully supplies a generous amount of those as well as a highly informative introductionbut it still is not quite the same — the whole situation is rather reminiscent of Plum in a Golden Vase — and in fact, Strange Tales shares another trait with that novel, namely that it is very frank about sexuality; the sex is not as explicit, but it occurs rather more often.

Hong Kong: Commercial Press, Sondergard [12] Judith T. Despite a lively cast of ghosts, foxes, immortals, and demons, Pu's stories mainly focus on the everyday life of commoners, with the supernatural elements used to illustrate his subterranean criticism of how the ordinary people of his country suffered at the hands of an unfair society.

Then, for some reason, The Ghost Story ends with a sword fight involving vicious females.Internet Archive BookReader Strange stories from a Chinese studio. It is a book I read as a child, and many of the famous tales from Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio still stay in my mind, always.

Pu Songling created an exquisite, imaginative fantasy world based faithfully and richly on the traditional Chinese myths and folklore. It is a world inhabited by gods, ghosts, demons, magical animals and humans/5.

Jun 28,  · 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 4/5(1). Mar 14,  · A Chinese Solomon; About the Author: Songling Pu,was an author of China's Qing Dynasty.

He spent the bulk of his life working as a private tutor, during which time he collected the stories that were to be published to great acclaim as Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Apr 17,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio () This is the first English translation of Pu Songling's collection of classical Chinese stories, a book comprising near five hundred "marvel tales", including magical pear trees, thimble-sized babies, ghostly cities, and mean spirited daughters-in-law being turned into pigs.

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