Selected Tales of Liaozhai Author:Pu Songling, Tang Xianyi (Translator), Gladys Yang (Translator), XuGongli (Translator), Hu Shiguang (Translator) Born at the end of the Ming Dynasty in Shandong Province, Pu Songling (1640-1715) lived during the founding of the Qing Dynasty by the new Manchu rulers. His Tales of Liaozhai is a collection of stories written over a long period and based on folklore and popular legends. The first edition (1766) contained 431 stories but several more hav... more »e since been found in other manuscripts. The earliest English translation was Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio by H. Giles in 1916.
Tales of Liaozhai is an endearing work, enjoyed and appreciated for its fantasy and message as much today as three hundred years ago. Seventeen tales are included in this selection.« less