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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 95

Shifting Stories

History, Gossip, and Lore in Narratives from Tang Dynasty China

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674417205

Publication Date: 10/13/2014


  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Texts and Editions
  • Introduction
  • 1. Telling Stories, Writing Tales
  • 2. Filling the Gaps: Tales On and Against History
  • 3. Strange Encounters: Exploring a Formula
  • 4. Strange Encounters: Contrivance and Wit
  • 5. Rewritings: Authorship and the Authority of the Written Text
  • 6. Toward the Closing of Texts: The Anthology Yiwen ji
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Major Tales and Tale Collections Referenced in the Text
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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