Of the delicacy of Chinese ghosts

About 1660, Pú Sōnglíng (蒲松齡, 1640-1715) started writing his Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (聊齋誌異, Liáozhāi zhìyì), which would become a masterpiece of fiction in classical Chinese. For about fifty years, Pú Sōnglíng didn’t develop a compilation of popular tales, but short stories presenting ghosts, demons and foxes following his own writer’s fantasy. Many [...]