Title: 搜神记 Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals
Author: （晋）干宝 Gan Bao (Eastern Jin Dynasty)
ISBN: 7-119-03329-8, 978-7-119-03329-7
Series: 大中华文库 Library of Chinese Classics
Publisher: 外文出版社 (Foreign Languages Press)
Language: trilingual classical Chinese (simplified characters), modern Chinese, English
Date of Publication: 2004
Number of pages: 543 pages
Dimensions: 24 x 16 cm
Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals, written by Gan Bao; translated By Ding Wangdao; edited and translated into modern Chinese by Huang Diming
Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals is a collection of myths, legends and stories of monsters and incredible and uncanny happenings. It is a treasure house of Chinese folklore prior to the third century A.D. The compiler, Gan Bao, was a historian of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420). He was a firm believer in fate and the occult, including astrology and fortune telling, and applied the historian's method of recording to the fantastic stories which were current in his time.
The breadth of imagination displayed in the Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals and the story material itself had a far-reaching impact on Chinese literature, especially novels, of later generations, and provided a wellspring of inspiration for writers. Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals was introduced to Korea in the 11th century, and to Europe in the 19th century. This book is a complete English version by the well-known translator Ding Wangdao.
Order No.: 48.0871