Table of contents for Strange tales from Liaozhai / Pu Songling ; translated and annotated by Sidney L. Sondergard ; Illustrations by Ben Grant ... [et. al].

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ............................................ viii
INTRODUCTION
I. The Mystery of the Disappearing Artist: Pu 
Songling¿s Voice and Persona in the 
Stories .............................................. x
 II. Pu Songling¿s Exercise of the Fox Tradition: 
Moral Allegory and Social Critique ... xxii
STRANGE TALES FROM LIAOZHAI
Preface: Liaozhai¿s Own Account ............................. 1 
 
1. Taking the Examination to Become Town God ..... 6
2. The Man in the Ear ............................................... 9
3. The Restless Corpse .............................................. 11
4. Squirting ............................................................. 16
5. The People in the Pupils Communicate ................ 18
6. The Frescoed Wall ................................................ 23
7. The Mountain Spirit ............................................. 28
8. Biting the Ghost .................................................. 32
9. Catching a Fox .................................................... 34
10. Something Strange in the Buckwheat ................ 36
11. Goblins in the House ......................................... 39 
12. Sixth Brother Wang ........................................... 41
13. Stealing Peaches ................................................ 48
14. Sowing Pears ..................................................... 53
15. The Daoist of Laoshan ....................................... 56
16. The Changqing Monk ........................................ 62
17. The Snake Man .................................................. 65
18. Chopping the Python ........................................ 70
19. The Adulterous Dog ........................................... 72
20. The Hail God ...................................................... 75
21. The Fox Marries Off His Daughter ....................... 78
22. Jiaona ................................................................ 84
23. The Buddhist Monk¿s Sin .................................... 96
24. Sorcery .............................................................. 98 
25. The Feral Dog .................................................... 103
26. Three Lives ........................................................ 105
27. The Fox Hides in a Jug ....................................... 109
28. The Weeping Ghosts ......................................... 110
29. The Zhending Girl ............................................. 113
30. Jiaoming ........................................................... 114
31. Scholar Ye ......................................................... 117
32. Forty Thousand ................................................. 123
33. Cheng the Immortal .......................................... 125
34. The Bridegroom ................................................ 136
35. The Magistrate of the 
 Heavenly and Mortal Worlds .......................... 139
36. Wang Lan ......................................................... 141
37. The Eagle and Tiger Gods .................................. 147
38. Wang Cheng ..................................................... 149
39. Qingfeng .......................................................... 159
40. Painted Skin ..................................................... 168
41. The Merchant¿s Son .......................................... 175
42. A Craving for Snake ........................................... 182 
43. Jin Shicheng ..................................................... 183
44. Scholar Dong .................................................... 185
45. Chomping on Stones ........................................ 191
46. The Temple Demon ........................................... 192
47. Official Lu ......................................................... 194
48. Yingning ........................................................... 206
49. Nie Xiaoqian ..................................................... 223
50. The Faithful Mouse ............................................ 235
51. An Earthquake .................................................. 236
52. The Lord of the Sea ............................................ 238
53. Ding Qianxi ...................................................... 243
54. The Whales Surface ........................................... 246
55. Old Master Zhang ............................................. 247
56. The Shuimang Herb .......................................... 249 
57. Creating Livestock ............................................ 257
58. The Scholar from Fengyang .............................. 259
59. Geng Shiba ....................................................... 264
60. Zhu¿er .............................................................. 269
61. The Tiny Gentleman ......................................... 277 
62. Fourth Sister Hu ............................................... 278
63. Old Man Zhu .................................................... 283
64. The Alligator .................................................... 287
65. A Certain Gentleman ........................................ 288
66. The Sharp Sword .............................................. 290
67. The Swordswoman ........................................... 291
68. The Drinking Buddy ......................................... 301
69. Lian Xiang ........................................................ 304
70. A-Bao ............................................................... 320
71. King of the Nine Mountains .............................. 329
72. The Foxes in the Zunhua Office ......................... 334
73. Zhang Cheng .................................................... 336
74. The Fenzhou Fox .............................................. 347
75. Qiaoniang ........................................................ 349
76. The Wu Official ................................................. 361
77. Ventriloquism ................................................... 364
78. The Fox Duo ..................................................... 367
79. The Wei County Fox .......................................... 369
80. Hongyu ............................................................ 372
81. Dragons ........................................................... 381
82. Fourth Lady Lin ................................................. 384
83. In the River ....................................................... 389
Works Cited ........................................................... 391

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