Asian Horror Encyclopedia: Asian Horror Culture in Literature, Manga, and Folklore
The Asian Horror Encyclopedia is the first reference work of its kind in English. It covers Asian horror culture in literature, art, film and comics. From its roots in ancient Chinese folklore to the best-selling Japanese horror novelists of today, this book is a handy alphabetic reference, collecting scarce information from obscure sources.
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Aside from the numerous spelling and grammatical errors cited by the first reviewer, this book is riddled with very sloppy research. There are lots of errors in this book, including misattributions of authorship and mischaracterizations of works. Clearly the author did not or cannot read the primary sources nor the secondary literature. Saikaku meido monogatari, for example, which is described as a collection of supernatural tales by Ihara Saikaku, is not that at all--it is a work written by one of Saikaku's contemporaries that recounts the experience of encountering Saikaku in hell.