The Resource Real life in China at the height of empire : revealed by the ghosts of Ji Xiaolan, edited & translated by David E. Pollard

Real life in China at the height of empire : revealed by the ghosts of Ji Xiaolan, edited & translated by David E. Pollard

Label
Real life in China at the height of empire : revealed by the ghosts of Ji Xiaolan
Title
Real life in China at the height of empire
Title remainder
revealed by the ghosts of Ji Xiaolan
Statement of responsibility
edited & translated by David E. Pollard
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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Toward the end of the eighteenth century, the scholar and wit Ji Xiaolan published five collections of anecdotes and discourses on the interaction between the mundane and the spirit worlds, incorporating earthly life stories and happenings. Containing Ji's thoughts and others' experiences, these tales concern peasants, servants, merchants, governors, and ministers; take place throughout the Qing empire; and recount comedy and tragedy, cruelty and kindness, corruption and integrity, and erudition and ignorance. Some stories use ghosts to satirize men and manners; others straightforwardly examine beliefs and practices. Altogether, they draw a portrait of the time unmatched in scope and variety. Selections are organized thematically and include a contextualizing preface. An introduction appraises Ji's own career and the atmosphere in which he lived."--Goodreads.com
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
895.184807
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Chinese cover title: Yuwei caotang biji
LC call number
PL2705.I17
LC item number
A2 2014eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Real life in China at the height of empire : revealed by the ghosts of Ji Xiaolan, edited & translated by David E. Pollard
Publication
Copyright
Note
Tranalstion of: Yue wei cao tang bi ji
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unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spirits, spectres and demons -- Ghosts -- Hauntings -- Foxes -- Fortune-telling -- Beyond belief -- Reincarnation -- Curiosities -- The wild west -- Officialdom -- Legal dilemmas and disputes -- Yamen staff -- Servants -- Hearth and home -- Piety and paragons -- Love pledged and blighted -- Friends and false friends -- Personal -- Dogma and dogmatists -- Morality -- Pedants -- Women -- Homosexuality -- Impersonation -- Fraud -- Merchants -- Bandits, brigands and robbers -- Physical prowess -- Jesuits in China
Control code
ocn984743281
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xl, 334 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789629969585
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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22573/ctt1p7h4rs
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not applicable
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.b3710648x
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)984743281
  • jstor9629969580

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