Strange Tales from Liaozhai - Vol. 6
The weird and whimsical short stories in Strange Tales from Liaozhai show their author, Pu Songling (1640-1715), to be both an explorer of the macabre, like Edgar Allan Poe, and a moralist, like Aesop. In this first complete translation of the collection's 494 stories into English, readers will encounter supernatural creatures, natural disasters, magical aspects of Buddhist and Daoist spirituality, and a wide range of Chinese folklore. Annotations are provided to clarify unfamiliar references or cultural allusions, and introductory essays have been included to explain facets of Pu Songling's work and to provide context for some of the unique qualities of his uncanny tales.
This is the sixth of 6 volumes.
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The dictate, for example, to the Han Chinese majority that banned traditional
Chinese clothing (汉服, hanfu) and ... swept into power with the Qing dynasty (
Leibovitz and Miller 48), unambiguously communicated the Qing rulers'
commitment to ...
Han dynasty author Ban Zhao (c. 45-116 C.E.) wrote the Admonitionsfor Women (
女誡 nüjie) in order to emphasize principles that guide a woman as she creates
harmony within the household. Tang dynasty sisters Song Ruoxin (d. 820?) and ...
Suddenly he remembered her former hiding place, so he picked up the History of
the Han Dynasty, then carefully leafed through it to the place where he'd first Yan
. . . Ruyu: The History of the Han Dynasty passage had asserted that a face, ...
He was afraid that she'd discover what he was up to, so he secretly picked up the
eighth book of the History of the Han Dynasty, then mixed in it with other books,
hoping she wouldn't be able to tell what he'd been doing with it. One day, he ...
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