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.
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Pu Songling. translator's immediate contemporaries tend, like topical humor, not
to age well. Recognizing that instructors might wish to teach some but not all of
Pu's stories, I've written introductory essays that refer only to the tales within each
Pu Songling. of and to lash out at social injustice without reservation” (Chang and
Chang 116; see also120-4). But drawing attention to corrupt officials amounted to
an indictment of the government that empowered such men, and a challenge ...
Pu Songling. It was a commonplace during Pu's lifetime that administrators
overseeing the imperial civil service examinations often took bribes from
candidates and that there were always ways around the supposed safeguard of
assigning the ...