Stories from a Ming collection. / Translations, of Chinese short stories published in the seventeenth century, by Cyril Birch Feng, Menglong, 1574-1646

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China - Social life and customs - Fiction.; Feng, Menglong, 1574-1646.; Short stories, English - Translations from Chinese.
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Translators' Note
  • Chronology of Chinese Dynasties
  • Stories Old and New
  • Title Page from the 1620 Edition
  • Preface to the 1620 Edition
  • 1. Jiang Xingge Reencounters His Pearl Shirt
  • 2. Censor Chen Ingeniously Solves the Case of the Gold Hairpins and Brooches
  • 3. Han the Fifth Sells Her Charms in New Bridge Town
  • 4. Ruan San Redeems His Debt in Leisurely Clouds Nunnery
  • 5. Penniless Ma Zhou Meets His Opportunity through a Woman Selling Pancakes
  • 6. Lord Ge Gives Away Pearl Maiden.
  • 7. Yang Jiao'ai Lays Down His Life for the Sake of Friendship
  • 8. Wu Bao'an Abandons His Family to Ransom His Friend
  • 9. Duke Pei of Jin Returns a Concubine to Her Rightful Husband
  • 10. Magistrate Teng Settles the Case of Inheritance with Ghostly Cleverness
  • 11. Zhao Bosheng Meets with Emperor Renzong in a Teahouse
  • 12. The Courtesans Mourn Liu the Seventh in the Spring Breeze
  • 13. Zhang Daoling Tests Zhao Sheng Seven Times
  • 14. Chen Xiyi Rejects Four Appointments from the Imperial Court
  • 15. The Dragon-and-Tiger Reunion of Shi Hongzhao the Minister and His Friend the King.
  • 16. The Chicken-and-Millet Dinner for Fan Juqing, Friend in Life and Death
  • 17. Shan Fulang's Happy Marriage in Quanzhou
  • 18. Yang Balao's Extraordinary Family Reunion in the Land of Yue
  • 19. Yang Qianzhi Meets a M onk Knight-Errant on a Journey by Boat
  • 20. Chen Congshan Loses His Wife on Mei Ridge
  • 21. Qian Poliu Begins His Career in Lin'an
  • 22. Zheng Huchen Seeks Revenge in Mumian Temple
  • 23. Zhang Shunmei Finds a Fair Lady during the Lantern Festival
  • 24. Yang Siwen Meets an Old Acquaintance in Yanshan
  • 25. Yan Pingzhong Kills Three Men with Two Peaches.
  • 26. Shen Xiu Causes Seven Deaths with One Bird
  • 27. Jin Yunu Beats the H eartless Man
  • 28. Li Xiuqing Marries the Virgin Huang with Honor
  • 29. Monk Moon Bright Redeems Willow Green
  • 30. Abbot Mingwu Redeems Abbot Wujie
  • 31. Sima Mao Disrupts Order in the Underworld and Sits in Judgment
  • 32. Humu Di Intones Poems and Visits the Netherworld
  • 33. Old Man Zhang Grows Melons and Marries Wennü
  • 34. Mr. Li Saves a Snake and Wins Chenxin
  • 35. The Monk with a Note Cleverly Tricks Huangfu's Wife
  • 36. Song the Fourth Greatly Torments Tightwad Zhang.
  • 37. Emperor Wudi of the Liang Dynasty Goes to the Land of Extreme Bliss through Ceaseless Cultivation
  • 38. Ren the Filial Son with a Fiery Disposition Becomes a God
  • 39. Wang Xinzhi Dies to Save the Entire Family
  • 40. Shen Xiaoxia Encounters the Expedition Memorials
  • Notes
  • Bibliography.
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