Stories About Not Being Afraid of Ghosts 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

  • Title: Stories About Not Being Afraid of Ghosts
  • Author: Xianyi Yang Gladys Yang Shih-Fa Cheng Chi-fang Ho
  • ISBN: 9781434477668
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, thereThis 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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    About “Xianyi Yang Gladys Yang Shih-Fa Cheng Chi-fang Ho

    1. Xianyi Yang Gladys Yang Shih-Fa Cheng Chi-fang Ho says:

      Yang Xianyi simplified Chinese traditional Chinese pinyin Y ng Xi ny Wade Giles Yang Hsien i January 10, 1915 November 23, 2009 1 was a Chinese literary translator, known for rendering many ancient and a few modern Chinese classics into English, including Dream of the Red Chamber This is a Chinese name the family name is Yang.



    2 thoughts on “Stories About Not Being Afraid of Ghosts

    1. “There are no ghosts. Belief in ghosts is a backward idea, a superstition and a sign of cowardice.”So opens this curious little Chinese anthology. I picked it up in Oxfam partly because of the woodcut illustrations, and partly because of the delightfully prosaic title. It turns out the ancient stories were chosen, between 1959 and 1961, as fables and satires that illustrated Communist ideals of anti-imperialist rationalism. This is explained at length in the (inadvertently) funny and slightl [...]

    2. I came across this book while doing a search for books translated by the Yangs (my favourite foreign language press translators). I thought it was just excerts from Pu Songling's strange tales but it was much more than that. It contained stories for the zhuguai tradition throughout Chinese history, arranged chronologically. The stories were all about people, or men, getting the best of ghosts, demons, and fox spirits. They were amusing and inspiring. While too small a selection to see any change [...]

    3. Marxisten haben keine Angst vor GeisternDie Sammlung enthält typische chinesische Geistergeschichten, wie man sie aus diversen anderen Sammlungen kennt. Kurz, anekdotisch, episodisch und meist eher bizarr als gruslig. Der Twist dieser Sammlung besteht hauptsächlich darin, dass Geister von tapferen Menschen besiegt und ausgetrieben werden (die Illustration von Zhong Kui, dem Geisterbezwinger, auf dem Titelbild dient dabei sozusagen als Klammer für die Zusammenstellung). Die gesammelten Geschic [...]

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