Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

 
 
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  • erschienen am 1. Januar 2013
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  • 306 Seiten
 
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Written during the early Qing Dynasty, "Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" is a collection of nearly 500 mostly supernatural tales by Chinese author Pu Songling. The work, which was published posthumously sometime between 1740 and 1766, is comprised of stories varying in length. While the main characters of this book apparently are ghosts, foxes, immortals and demons, Pu Songling is more focused on the real life of commoners. Four main themes run throughout the book. The first is the author's complaint with the existing feudal system, which he finds to be unjust and skewed towards the elite. Secondly the author is concerned with the corruption that exists in the Imperial examination system. Thirdly the author shows his admiration of pure, faithful love between poor scholars and powerless women. And lastly is the overarching theme of morality for which Pu Songling intended "Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" to be instructive towards bettering. This work of classical Chinese literature is translated here by Herbert A. Giles.
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  • Intro
  • INTRODUCTION
  • AUTHOR'S OWN RECORD
  • T'ANG MÃ?NG-LAI'S PREFACE
  • I. EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF GUARDIAN ANGEL
  • II. THE TALKING PUPILS
  • III. THE PAINTED WALL
  • IV. PLANTING A PEAR-TREE
  • V. THE TAOIST PRIEST OF LAO-SHAN
  • VI. THE BUDDHIST PRIEST OF CH'ANG-CH'ING
  • VII. THE MARRIAGE OF THE FOX'S DAUGHTER
  • VIII. MISS CHIAO-NO
  • IX. MAGICAL ARTS
  • X. JOINING THE IMMORTALS
  • XI. THE FIGHTING QUAILS
  • XII. THE PAINTED SKIN
  • XIII. THE TRADER'S SON
  • XIV. JUDGE LU
  • XV. MISS YING-NING, OR THE LAUGHING GIRL
  • XVI. THE MAGIC SWORD
  • XVII. THE SHUI-MANG PLANT
  • XVIII. LITTLE CHU
  • XIX. MISS QUARTA HU
  • XX. MR. CHU, THE CONSIDERATE HUSBAND
  • XXI. THE MAGNANIMOUS GIRL
  • XXII. THE BOON-COMPANION
  • XXIII. MISS LIEN-HSIANG
  • XXIV. MISS A-PAO
  • OR, PERSEVERANCE REWARDED
  • XXV. JEN HSIU
  • XXVI. THE LOST BROTHER
  • XXVII. THE THREE GENII
  • XXVIII. THE SINGING FROGS
  • XXIX. THE PERFORMING MICE
  • XXX. THE TIGER OF CHAO-CH'Ã?NG
  • XXXI. A DWARF
  • XXXII. HSIANG-JU'S MISFORTUNES
  • XXXIII. CHANG'S TRANSFORMATION
  • XXXIV. A TAOIST PRIEST
  • XXXV. THE FIGHT WITH THE FOXES
  • XXXVI. THE KING
  • XXXVII. ENGAGED TO A NUN
  • XXXVIII. THE YOUNG LADY OF THE TUNG-T'ING LAKE
  • XXXIX. THE MAN WHO WAS CHANGED INTO A CROW
  • XL. THE FLOWER NYMPHS
  • XLI. TA-NAN IN SEARCH OF HIS FATHER
  • XLII. THE WONDERFUL STONE
  • XLIII. THE QUARRELSOME BROTHERS
  • XLIV. THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN WHO COULDN'T SPELL
  • XLV. THE TIGER GUEST
  • XLVI. THE SISTERS
  • XLVII. FOREIGN PRIESTS
  • XLVIII. THE SELF-PUNISHED MURDERER
  • XLIX. THE MASTER THIEF
  • L. A FLOOD
  • LI. DEATH BY LAUGHING
  • LII. PLAYING AT HANGING
  • LIII. THE RAT WIFE
  • LIV. THE MAN WHO WAS THROWN DOWN A WELL
  • LV. THE VIRTUOUS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
  • LVI. DR. TSÃ?NG'S DREAM
  • LVII. THE COUNTRY OF THE CANNIBALS
  • LVIII. FOOT-BALL ON THE TUNG-T'ING LAKE
  • LIX. THE THUNDER GOD
  • LX. THE GAMBLER'S TALISMAN
  • LXI. THE HUSBAND PUNISHED
  • LXII. THE MARRIAGE LOTTERY
  • LXIII. THE LO-CH'A COUNTRY AND THE SEA-MARKET
  • LXIV. THE FIGHTING CRICKET
  • LXV. TAKING REVENGE
  • LXVI. THE TIPSY TURTLE
  • LXVII. THE MAGIC PATH
  • LXVIII. THE FAITHLESS WIDOW
  • LXIX. THE PRINCESS OF THE TUNG-T'ING LAKE
  • LXX. THE PRINCESS LILY
  • LXXI. THE DONKEY'S REVENGE
  • LXXII. THE WOLF DREAM
  • LXXIII. THE UNJUST SENTENCE
  • LXXIV. A RIP VAN WINKLE
  • LXXV. THE THREE STATES OF EXISTENCE
  • LXXVI. IN THE INFERNAL REGIONS
  • LXXVII. SINGULAR CASE OF OPHTHALMIA
  • LXXVIII. CHOU K'O-CH'ANG AND HIS GHOST
  • LXXIX. THE SPIRITS OF THE PO-YANG LAKE
  • LXXX. THE STREAM OF CASH
  • LXXXI. THE INJUSTICE OF HEAVEN
  • LXXXII. THE SEA-SERPENT
  • LXXXIII. THE MAGIC MIRROR
  • LXXXIV. COURAGE TESTED
  • LXXXV. THE DISEMBODIED FRIEND
  • LXXXVI. THE CLOTH MERCHANT
  • LXXXVII. A STRANGE COMPANION
  • LXXXVIII. SPIRITUALISTIC SÃ?ANCES
  • LXXXIX. THE MYSTERIOUS HEAD
  • XC. THE SPIRIT OF THE HILLS
  • XCI. INGRATITUDE PUNISHED
  • XCII. SMELLING ESSAYS
  • XCIII. HIS FATHER'S GHOST
  • XCIV. THE BOAT-GIRL BRIDE
  • XCV. THE TWO BRIDES
  • XCVI. A SUPERNATURAL WIFE
  • XCVII. BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION
  • XCVIII. A CHINESE JONAH
  • XCIX. CHANG PU-LIANG
  • C. THE DUTCH CARPET
  • CI. CARRYING A CORPSE
  • CII. A TAOIST DEVOTEE
  • CIII. JUSTICE FOR REBELS
  • CIV. THEFT OF THE PEACH
  • CV. KILLING A SERPENT
  • CVI. THE RESUSCITATED CORPSE
  • CVII. THE FISHERMAN AND HIS FRIEND
  • CVIII. THE PRIEST'S WARNING
  • CIX. METEMPSYCHOSIS
  • CX. THE FORTY STRINGS OF CASH
  • CXI. SAVING LIFE
  • CXII. THE SALT SMUGGLER
  • CXIII. COLLECTING SUBSCRIPTIONS
  • CXIV. TAOIST MIRACLES
  • CXV. ARRIVAL OF BUDDHIST PRIESTS
  • CXVI. THE STOLEN EYES
  • CXVII. THE INVISIBLE PRIEST
  • CXVIII. THE CENSOR IN PURGATORY
  • CXIX. MR. WILLOW AND THE LOCUSTS
  • CXX. MR. TUNG, OR VIRTUE REWARDED
  • CXXI. THE DEAD PRIEST
  • CXXII. THE FLYING COW
  • CXXIII. THE "MIRROR AND LISTEN" TRICK
  • CXXIV. THE CATTLE PLAGUE
  • CXXV. THE MARRIAGE OF THE VIRGIN GODDESS
  • CXXVI. THE WINE INSECT
  • CXXVII. THE FAITHFUL DOG
  • CXXVIII. AN EARTHQUAKE
  • CXXIX. MAKING ANIMALS
  • CXXX. CRUELTY AVENGED
  • CXXXI. THE WEI-CH'I DEVIL
  • CXXXII. THE FORTUNE-HUNTER PUNISHED
  • CXXXIII. LIFE PROLONGED
  • CXXXIV. THE CLAY IMAGE
  • CXXXV. DISHONESTY PUNISHED
  • CXXXVI. THE MAD PRIEST
  • CXXXVII. FEASTING THE RULER OF PURGATORY
  • CXXXVIII. THE PICTURE HORSE
  • CXXXIX. THE BUTTERFLY'S REVENGE
  • CXL. THE DOCTOR
  • CXLI. SNOW IN SUMMER
  • CXLII. PLANCHETTE
  • CXLIII. FRIENDSHIP WITH FOXES
  • CXLIV. THE GREAT RAT
  • CXLV. WOLVES
  • CXLVI. SINGULAR VERDICT
  • CXLVII. THE GRATEFUL DOG
  • CXLVIII. THE GREAT TEST
  • CXLIX. THE ALCHEMIST
  • CL. RAISING THE DEAD
  • CLI. FÃ?NG-SHUI
  • CLII. THE LINGERING DEATH
  • CLIII. DREAMING HONOURS
  • CLIV. THE SHE-WOLF AND THE HERD-BOYS
  • CLV. ADULTERATION PUNISHED
  • CLVI. A CHINESE SOLOMON
  • CLVII. THE RUKH
  • CLVIII. THE FAITHFUL GANDER
  • CLIX. THE ELEPHANTS AND THE LION
  • CLX. THE HIDDEN TREASURE
  • CLXI. THE BOATMEN OF LAO-LUNG
  • CLXII. THE PIOUS SURGEON
  • CLXIII. ANOTHER SOLOMON
  • CLXIV. THE INCORRUPT OFFICIAL
  • APPENDIX I. THE YÃ? LI CH'AO C'HUAN
  • APPENDIX II. ANCESTRAL WORSHIP

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