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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio: The Classic Collection of Eerie and Fantastic Chinese Stories of the Supernatural (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural tales compiled by Songling Pu in the eighteenth century. Full of stories of ghosts, magic, vampirism and other things bizarre and fantastic, this classic of Chinese literature—and of supernatural tales in general—has been revised and updated, and includes pinyin for the first time. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is for anyone who loves hair-raising stories best read with the lights turned low on a dark and stormy night.

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A masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, this collection of supernatural-themed tales is compiled from ancient Chinese folk stories

Synopsis:

Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural tales compiled by Songling Pu in the eighteenth century. Full of stories of ghosts, magic, vampirism and other things bizarre and fantastic, this classic of Chinese literature—and of supernatural tales in general—has been revised and updated, and includes pinyin for the first time. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is for anyone who loves hair-raising stories best read with the lights turned low on a dark and stormy night.

About the Author

Songling Pu (1640—1715) was an author during China's Qing Dynasty. He spent the bulk of his life working as a private tutor, during which time he gathered and re-wrote the stories published to great acclaim in this book.

Herbert A. Giles (1845—1935) was one of the most acclaimed sinologists of his era and the Chair of Chinese at Cambridge. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804841382
Author:
Pu, Songling
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Translator:
Giles, Herbert A.
Foreword by:
Cass, Victoria
Foreword:
Cass, Victoria
Author:
Cass, Victoria
Author:
Songling, Pu
Author:
Giles, Herbert A.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Fantasy - Paranormal
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
chinese; ghost stories; ghosts; chinese ghosts; true ghost stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural tales compiled by Songling Pu in the eighteenth century. Full of stories of ghosts, magic, vampirism and other things bizarre and fantastic, this classic of Chinese literature—and of supernatural tales in general—has been revised and updated, and includes pinyin for the first time. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is for anyone who loves hair-raising stories best read with the lights turned low on a dark and stormy night.
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