Chinese Ghost Stories by Lafcadio Hearn
Curious Tales of the Supernatural (Tuttle Classics)

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Chinese Ghost Stories is Lafcadio Hearn's personal selection of the most entertaining Chinese traditional tales of the strange and fantastic. Hearn had a great affinity for the traditional ghost stories of China, and these stories clearly inspired him as he penned subsequent works. Set in richly atmospheric locales, these tales speak of heroic sacrifice, chilling horror, eerie beauty and otherworldly intervention.

This completely reset and pinyin-converted edition of Hearn's classic work contains a new foreword by Victoria Cass, which places the stories, their author, and his love for the strange and mysterious into perspective. If you're seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons—or just want to feel a chill run down your spine on a dark and lonely night—then this book is the perfect companion.

Stories include:The Soul of the Great BellThe Story of Ming YiThe Legend of Zhi NuThe Return of Yan ZhenjingThe Tradition of the Tea PlantThe Tale of the Porcelain God
 

About Lafcadio Hearn

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Lafcadio Hearn (1850—1904) was a confirmed admirer of Asian sensibilities and practices. His taste for the eerie and bizarre materializes in his supernaturally focused works, including: In Ghostly Japan (1899), Shadowings (1900) and Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904).Foreword by Victoria B. Cass noted author and professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Dangerous Women: Warriors, Grannies and Geishas of the Ming and In the Realm of the Gods: Lands, Myths, and Legends of China.
 
Published September 10, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 98 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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