Stories about Not Being Afraid of Ghosts

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Wildside Press LLC, Oct 1, 2008 - Fiction - 120 pages
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This book includes thirty-five stories about not being afraid of ghosts, which are taken from ancient Chinese collections of tales and anecdotes. They show the adroitness and courage of Chinese people in ancient times who dared to defy ghosts. Today, everyone knows there are no such things as ghosts. But while there are no demons like those described in these tales, there are many things which resemble them -- imperialism, reactionaries, difficulties and obstacles in work, for example. These stories, therefore, may be considered in the nature of allegories and satires.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Sung Tingpo Catches a Ghost
17
Juan Tehju
19
Tsui Minchueh
20
Tou Puyi
23
Chen Luanfeng
25
Wei Pang
28
The House of Lord Shih
31
Kao Chung Fights a Sea Monster
58
Yeh Laoto
60
Ghosts Fear Men Who Pit Their Lives Against Them
62
The Carefree Gentleman
63
Chen Pengnien Blows Away the Ghost of a Hanged Woman
66
Wang Chiming
69
The Evil Spirit Whose Bluff Was Called
71
Frying a Ghost
73

Wang Chihfu
34
Chiang Chien
36
The Scholar of Changehow
37
Men Take Refuge from Ghosts in a Bathhouse
39
Su Tungpo and the Wetnurse
41
Fake Ghosts
43
Wang Chieh Is Not Afraid of Ghosts
45
Black Magic
47
Keng Chuping
51
Catching a Fox and Shooting at a Ghost
55
What Tsao Chuhsu Says
75
Hsu Nanchin of Nanpi
77
Ghosts Avoid Chiang Sanmang
79
Tien Puman
81
Smearing the Ghosts Face with Ink
82
A Tale Told by Tai Tungyuan
84
Li Huichuans Story
86
The Man of Chingho
88
Pan the Scholar
89
Chen Tsaiheng
91

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