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Chinese Ghost Stories is Lafcadio Hearn's personal selection of the most entertaining Chinese traditional tales of the strange and fantastic. Hearn had a great affinity for the traditional ghost stories of China, and these stories clearly inspired him as he penned subsequent works. Set in richly atmospheric locales, these tales speak of heroic sacrifice, chilling horror, eerie beauty and otherworldly intervention.

This completely reset and pinyin-converted edition of Hearn's classic work contains a new foreword by Victoria Cass, which places the stories, their author, and his love for the strange and mysterious into perspective. If you're seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons—or just want to feel a chill run down your spine on a dark and lonely night—then this book is the perfect companion.

Stories include:

  • The Soul of the Great Bell
  • The Story of Ming Yi
  • The Legend of Zhi Nu
  • The Return of Yan Zhenjing
  • The Tradition of the Tea Plant
  • The Tale of the Porcelain God

Synopsis:

Chinese Ghost Stories is selection of the most entertaining traditional Chinese tales of the strange and fantastic. The perfect companion for readers seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons—as well as anyone who just wants to feel a chill run down their spine on a dark, lonely night.

Synopsis:

Chinese Ghost Stories is selection of the most entertaining traditional Chinese tales of the strange and fantastic. The perfect companion for readers seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons—as well as anyone who just wants to feel a chill run down their spine on a dark, lonely night.

About the Author

Lafcadio Hearn (1850—1904) was a confirmed admirer of Asian sensibilities and practices. His taste for the eerie and bizarre materializes in his supernaturally focused works, including: In Ghostly Japan (1899), Shadowings (1900) and Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904).

Foreword by Victoria B. Cass noted author and professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Dangerous Women: Warriors, Grannies and Geishas of the Ming and In the Realm of the Gods: Lands, Myths, and Legends of China.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Victoria Cass

Preface by Lafcadio Hearn

Chapter 1: The Soul of the Great Bell

Chapter 2: The Story of Ming-yi

Chapter 3: The Legend of Zhi Nn

Chapter 4: The Return of Yan Zhinjing

Chapter 5: The Tradition of the Tea Plant

Chapter 6: The Tale of the Porcelain God

Notes

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804841375
Author:
Hearn, Lafcadio
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
io Hearn
Author:
Cass, Victoria
Author:
Lafcad
Author:
dio Hearn
Author:
Lafca
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
chinese; literature; ghosts; ghost; ghost stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Chinese Ghost Stories is selection of the most entertaining traditional Chinese tales of the strange and fantastic. The perfect companion for readers seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons—as well as anyone who just wants to feel a chill run down their spine on a dark, lonely night.
"Synopsis" by , Chinese Ghost Stories is selection of the most entertaining traditional Chinese tales of the strange and fantastic. The perfect companion for readers seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons—as well as anyone who just wants to feel a chill run down their spine on a dark, lonely night.
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