Granta: Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling

Ghosts, zombies, trolls, seductive fox-spirits and demon-slaying monks: like the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Anderson and Giambattista Basile, Pu Songling (1640-1715) gathered scraps of fable and folklore and stitched them deep into the collective cultural imagination.

Read the entire piece at Granta.

For the same series, I also translated 孙一圣 Sun Yisheng’s introduction to Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel.