Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic: Selections from the Third to the Tenth Century

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Indiana University Press, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 406 pages
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In Chinese literary history, the Six Dynasties (317-588) and the T'ang (618-906) were the great creative times for the production of supernatural and fantastic stories in the classical language. This major collection of ninety-six stories, most of them newly translated, represents the very best of this tradition.

These are all basically fictional narratives or stories, but unlike Western supernatural stories, are considered more or less as records of observable facts and have the effect of giving the fantastic a rootedness in historical reality. Underlying the recording of these supernatual stories is a belief in supernaturalism and magic and, above all, the acceptance of the unnatural and the supernormal on their face value as factual.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Abbreviations and References
52
Translators
54
Liehi chuan 1 Chiang Chis Dead Son
56
2 Tsai Chihs Wife
58
3 Sung Tingpo and the Ghost
59
4 The Man from Pengcheng
61
5 Pao Hsiian and the Horse
62
49 Wei Chaos Last Words
152
chi 50 Ou Chingchih and the Corpse Easter
154
51 The Girl of the Chu Family
155
52 Huang Miao Transformed into a Tiger
156
Hsu Chihsieh chi 53 The Spirit of the Clear Stream Temple
159
54 The Scholar from Yanghsien
161
Hinghsiang chi 55 Fotiao the Buddhist Saint
164
56 Chao Tai and His Experiences in Hell
166

Shoushen chi w 6 Tung Yung the Filial Son
64
7 The Jade Maiden from Heaven
65
8 Humu Pan and the Lord of Taishan
69
Chu and the Fire Messenger
71
10 The Temple at Mount Chiang
72
11 Kan Chiang and Mo Yeh
73
12 The Filial Girl of Tunghai
76
13 Fan Shih and Chang Shao
77
14 Panhu Progenitor of a New Race
79
15 The Horse and the Silkworm
81
16 Wang Taoping and Wen Yii
84
17 Chia Yii and the Prefects Daughter
85
O Sent Back from the Dead
87
19 Su O the Murdered Woman
89
20 Chin Chiipo and the Ghosts
92
21 The Daughter of the King of Wu
93
22 Lu Chung and the Girl Named Wenhsiu
95
23 Ni Yenssu and the Goblin
99
24 Chang Hua and the Fox
101
25 Father and the Fox
104
Chi the Serpent Slayer
105
27 The Turtle Woman
107
Shenhsien chuan 28 The Old Man of the River
108
29 Chang Taoling the Taoist Patriarch
110
30 Tso Tzu the Thaumaturge
115
Lingkuei chih 31 A Foreign Master
121
32 Chi Chungsan and the Ghostly Musician
123
33 Hsieh Yiin and the Entrapped Tiger
125
34 Chin Shu and the Woman Who Lived Alone
127
Sou shen houchi 35 Yuan Hsiang and Ken Shih
129
36 The Daughter of Hsu Hsiianfang
130
37 The Pure Maiden of the White Waters
132
Ch hsieh chi 38 Tung Chaochih and the King of the Ants
134
39 Hsueh Taohsiin the Tigerman
135
Ku ing lu 40 Liu Chen and Juan Chao
137
41 Huang Yuan and Miaoyin
139
42 Chen Chung and the Earth God
141
43 The Girl Who Sold Ceruse
143
44 Pang A and the Infatuated Girl
145
45 One Named Kuang from Yuhang
146
46 Shu Li the Shaman
147
47 The Cypress Pillow
149
Lu chuan 48 Ou Ming and Whatyouwill
151
57 Cheng Taohuis Return from Hell
172
Huanyiian chi 58 Iron Mortar the Wronged Ghost
176
59 Sun Yuanpi the Avenging Ghost
178
60 Yuan Huis Revenge
180
61 The Disembodied Soul
184
62 Old Woman Feng
187
63 Biography of Red Li
190
64 A Record of Three Dreams
193
Li Changwu
197
A Prose Version
205
67 Huo Hsiaoyu
209
68 The Story of Lingying
223
69 The Liyang Traveler
241
7o The Prefect of Chienyang
244
7i Chi Tuis Daughter
248
72 Tsen Shun
253
73 Kuo Yuanchen
258
74 Chang Feng
263
75 Hsiieh Wei
266
76 The Inn of Betrothal
271
77 Li Ching
275
78 Old Chang
281
Li Tzumou
288
so The Merchants Wife
290
si Chin Yuchang
293
82 Chengshihs Uncle
295
83 Tsui Hsiianwei
297
84 The Man from Lu Mountain
301
85 The Highwayman Monk
304
86 Third Lady of the Wooden Bridge Inn
307
87 Wei Tan
311
Hsiao Tunghsiian
315
89 Sun Ko
321
90 Cheng Telin
328
Wei Tzutung
335
92 Tsui Wei
340
93 The Kunlun Slave
351
94 Nieh Yinniang
357
95 Hunghsien
363
96 Wang Chihku
371
Biobibliographic Notes
380
Appendices
391
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