9780253313751-0253313759-Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic (Open Indiana)

Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic (Open Indiana)

ISBN-13: 9780253313751
ISBN-10: 0253313759
Author: Kao, Karl S.Y.
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardcover 420 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780253313751
ISBN-10: 0253313759
Author: Kao, Karl S.Y.
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardcover 420 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Kao, Karl S.Y. wrote Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic (Open Indiana) comprising 420 pages back in 1985. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0253313759 and 9780253313751. Since then Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic (Open Indiana) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In Chinese literary history, the Six Dynasties (317-588) and the T'ang (618-906) were the great creative times for the production of supernatural and fantastic stories in the classical language. This major collection of ninety-six stories, most of them newly translated, represents the very best of this tradition.

These are all basically fictional narratives or stories, but unlike Western supernatural stories, are considered more or less as records of observable facts and have the effect of giving the fantastic a rootedness in historical reality. Underlying the recording of these supernatual stories is a belief in supernaturalism and magic and, above all, the acceptance of the unnatural and the supernormal on their face value as factual.

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