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Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio : Volume I (Illustrated)

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Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, in addition to the advantages of style and plot, contains a very excellent moral. The intention of most of them is, in the actual words of T‘ang Mêng-lai, “to glorify virtue and to censure vice,”—always, it must be borne in mind, according to the Chinese and not to a European interpretation of these terms. As an addition to our knowledge of the folk-lore of China, and as an aperçu of the manners, customs, and social life of that vast Empire, my translation of the Liao-Chai may not be wholly devoid of interest. The amusement and instruction I have myself derived from the task thus voluntarily imposed has already more than repaid me for the pains I have been at to put this work before the English public in a pleasing and available form.
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ISBN
9781304462619
Published
September 21, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
1.46 MB

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