Hidden and visible realms early medieval Chinese tales of the supernatural and the fantastic

The Hidden and Visible Realms (Youming lu) is one of the most significant collections of Chinese zhiguai "Records of the Strange" literature (stories of the fantastic and otherworldly phenomena). It is distinguished by its varied contents, elegant style of writing, and fascinating stories....

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Main Author: Liu, Yiqing
Other Authors: Zhang, Zhenjun ([Herausgeber])
Format: eBook
Language:German
Published: New York Columbia University Press 2018
Series:Translations from the Asian classics
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Collection: DeGruyter MPG Collection - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Hidden and Visible Realms (Youming lu) is one of the most significant collections of Chinese zhiguai "Records of the Strange" literature (stories of the fantastic and otherworldly phenomena). It is distinguished by its varied contents, elegant style of writing, and fascinating stories. This is the first complete English translation of the original, and Zhang has done significant editorial work on the collection, collecting every item that has been attributed to the volume, but placing those of suspect provenance in the appendix. The work is also significant for its early inclusion of Buddhist themes, making it of great interest to scholars of religion of the early medieval period.
Physical Description:LX, 239 Seiten
ISBN:9780231187169