What weapon would a Daoist priest use to kill a demon? How do ghosts repay kindness? These fascinating questions are contained in twelve short readings in traditional Chinese mythology that highlight the special role of ghosts, fox spirits, demons, and ancestor worship as key components of learning and understanding Chinese culture. Here are the stories and tales that makWhat weapon would a Daoist priest use to kill a demon? How do ghosts repay kindness? These fascinating questions are contained in twelve short readings in traditional Chinese mythology that highlight the special role of ghosts, fox spirits, demons, and ancestor worship as key components of learning and understanding Chinese culture.Here are the stories and tales that make up the Chinese ghost world which have been told and retold for centuries. These readings offer the intermediate to advanced Chinese language learner with additional cultural material. With more and more people learning Chinese, conventional textbooks only go so far. The five titles in the Read About China series each emphasize a particular aspect of Chinese history, society, and culture. By utilizing readings, translations, new vocabulary, comprehension questions, and follow-up, this impressive series has appeal to students, teachers, and self-learners. It can be used in class or as a stand-alone language component.All titles in the Read About China series are fully compliant with the HSK Chinese language proficiency examination, and are also suitable for those readers at or near the Advance Placement level for Chinese.The Commercial Press is China's oldest publishing company, founded in 1897....
|Title||:||Read About China: Chinese Ghost Stories|
|Number of Pages||:||100 Pages|
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Read About China: Chinese Ghost Stories Reviews
Tales from the CryptIn one of the accompanying texts an interesting statement explains the difference between Western and Chinese ghosts - the former are horrifying, evil creatures, the latter sad, grieving remnants of living people. Most of the stories of Pu Songling, the godfather of Chinese supernatural tales, show this to be true, and most of the short fables in this volume are not that different from Pu's style. You'll meet such famous personages like Judge Bao, the White Snake and Zhong Kui, and other tales of the crypt likely known to everybody with at least a passing interest in Chinese culture.Of course, this book is not intended as a literary collection, but a training course for beginning readers of Chinese. For such people, this is a very nice book - simplified characters with added pinyin, multi-syllable words grouped by spacing, a mostly literal English translation (sometimes there are deviations from the exact words, but not really far), not too difficult and not too easy text and a very pretty presentation in general with many pictures and additional information.I love this series, and this volume even more than the other books (like Stories of Famous Chinese Heroes or Chinese Symbols and Icons).