Censored by Confucius: Ghost Stories by Yuan Mei

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Louise Edwards, Kam Louie, Yuan Mei, Mei Yuan, Louise P. Edwards
M.E. Sharpe, Jan 16, 1996 - LITERARY CRITICISM
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"The one hundred-some stories depict the important role ghosts played in the lives of the Chinese, as well as revealing a great deal about sex, revenge, transvestism, corruption, and other topics banned by Mei's puritanical mid-Qing society." -- Reference & Research Book News.
 

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Contents

Deputy Prefect Li
3
Scholar Cai
7
Revenge of the Skull
8
General Zhao Spears the Cheeky Monster
9
The Magistrate of Pingyang
11
Tricking the Thunder God
13
Ghosts Are Afraid of Those Unafraid of Death
15
Scholar Qiu
16
An Imprisoned Ghost
108
A Fox Fairy and a Ghost Invade the Stomach
111
The Immortal Fox Fairy Hangs Itself
114
Ghosts Hate Poverty
115
Xiao Fu
116
A Jeweled Pagoda Formed by Ghosts
118
The Land Without Doors
120
Scholar Song
122

Ghosts Have Only Three Tricks
18
Master Chen Qingke Blows the Ghost Away
20
The Tall Ghost Is Captured
22
The Lady Ghost of the Western Garden
24
A Sentry Is Struck by Lightning
26
In Which Hunters Expurgate the Fox Fairies
28
The Goats Who Fulfilled Their Fate
31
Capturing a Ghost
33
Mr Xu
35
The Hairy People of Qin
37
The Human Ape
38
The Human Prawn
39
The Ducks Lover
40
The Spirit of the Turtle Stone
41
Ghosts Who Play with Firecrackers May Burn Themselves
46
Kaxiong
48
Freak Wind
51
The Old Woman Who Was Transformed into a Wolf
53
A Loyal Dog Makes Use of Another Dogs Body
54
Leng Qiujiang
56
The Nailedup Specter Makes Good Her Escape
58
The Messenger of Death Who Loved His Wine
60
A Fox Fairy Plays Guanyin for Three Years
63
Butterfingered Scholar Wu
66
The Patriarch of Fox Fairies
69
Swindled by the Earth Gods Wife
72
The Good Little Ghost
74
The Ghosts Who Pretended They Could Speak Mandarin
76
The City God Gets Drunk
78
Two Great Ways to Deal with Ghosts
81
The Immortal Prostitute
82
Zhang Youhua
85
A Ghost Borrows an Official Title for a Daughters Marriage
87
The Bear
89
Two Corpses Make Love in the Wilderness
90
King Buffalo Head
92
The Muddleheaded Ghost
94
The Ghost That Stood in Awe of the Powerful
95
The Lovesick Ghost
96
Thunder Strikes the Earth God
98
Zhang Guangxiong
100
The BlueCapped Demon
104
Cousin Raccoon
107
Scholar Zhuang
125
Little Mischief
128
Commander Wang
130
The Sea Monster of Jiangxi
133
The Sparrows Repay a Debt of Kindness
134
Quan Gu
136
A Ghost Is Chased Off by a Ghost
139
The Folding Immortal
141
Demons Are Terrified of Rationalism
144
Spiritual Man Luo Catches the Wrong Demon
146
The Thunder God Strikes Wang San
148
Memories of Suiyan
151
The Cool Old Man
155
A Tiger Steals the God of Literatures Head
158
Revenge on the Warrior of the Flowers
161
The Wooden Guardsmen
163
A Woman Transforms into a Man
164
The Prince of Guazhou
165
Yang Er
167
Helping a Ghost Get Revenge
169
A Donkey Helps Solve a Strange Case
173
Scholar Zhang
176
The Reincarnation of Cai Jing
178
Hanging onto the Ears of a Tiger
180
Animals and Humans Are Equally Unpredictable
182
A Ghost Buys Herself a Son
184
Poor Ghosts Haunt Rich Ghosts Dont Bother
188
Revenge of the Wronged Wife
189
A Ghost Makes an Offering of Dumplings
190
You Dont Have to Be Virtuous to Become a God
193
In Which the Ghost Sues Her Loved One
196
Elder Brother Ding
202
Miss Wang Er
204
Double Blossom Temple
206
The Female Impersonator
209
Tools of the Sex Trade
212
Stealing Ginseng
215
Stealing a Painting
217
Stealing a Pair of Boots
218
Stealing a Wall
220
Daylight Ghosts
222
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