Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

ISBN-10: 0140447407

ISBN-13: 9780140447408

Edition: 2006

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Description: Exquisite Chinese stories of the supernatural Eminent Chinese scholar John Minfords superb translation captures the consummate skill and understated humor of Pu Songlings classic Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. With elegant prose, witty wordplay, and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this collection reveal a world in which nothing is as it seems. In his tales of shape-shifting spirits, bizarre phenomena, haunted buildings, and enchanted objects, Pu Songling pushes the boundaries of human experience and enlightens as he entertains. * Includes an introduction, suggestions for further reading, glossary, notes, and illustrations

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

John Minford studied Chinese at Oxford and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.

Homunculus
An otherworldly examination
Living dead
Spitting water
Talking pupils
The painted wall
The troll
Biting a ghost
Catching a fox
The monster in the buckwheat
The haunted house
Stealing a peach
Growing pears
The Taoist priest of Mount Lao
The monk of Changqing
The snake-charmer
The wounded python
The fornicating dog
The god of hail
The golden goblet
Grace and pine
A most exemplary monk
Magical arts
Wild dog
Past lives
Fox in the bottle
Wailing ghosts
Thumb and thimble
Scorched moth the Taoist
Friendship beyond the grave
Karmic debts
Ritual cleansing
The door god and the thief
The painted skin
The merchant's son
A passion for snakes
A latter-day Buddha
Fox enchantment
Eating stones
The laughing girl
The magic sword and the magic bag
The devoted mouse
An earthquake
Snake island
Generosity
The giant fish
The giant turtle
Making animals
The little Mandarin
Dying together
The alligator's revenge
Sheep skin
Sharp sword
Lotus fragrance
King of the nine mountains
The fox of Fenzhou
Silkworm
Vocal virtuosity
Fox as prophet
This transformation
Fox control
Dragon dormant
Cut sleeve
The girl from Nanking
Twenty years a dream
Mynah bird
Lamp dog
Doctor five hides
Butterfly
The black beast
The stone bowl
A fatal joke
Raining money
Twin lanterns
Ghost foiled, fox put to rout
Frog chorus
Performing mice
The clay scholar
Flowers of illusion
Dwarf
Bird
Princess lotus
The girl in green
Duck justice
Big sneeze
Steel shirt
Fox trouble
Lust punished by foxes
Mountain city
A cure for marital strife
A prank
Adultery and enlightenment
Up his sleeve
Silver above beauty
The antique lute
Waiting room for death
Rouge
The Southern Wutong-spirit
Sunset
The male concubine
Coral
Mutton fat and pig blood
Dung-beetle dumplings
Stir-fry
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