Fantastic tales by Ji Xiaolan
This collection contains over 100 stories fromiNotes of the Thatched Abode of Close Observations by Ji Xiaolan (b. 1724). Ghost stories mix freely with history, reality commingles with fantasy, and social satire is concealed within intricate plots and fascinating characters. English-Chinese bilingual edition (contains simplified characters).
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The Old Scholar Meets a Dead Friend
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