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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (1): 113–127.
Published: 01 February 2021
... copious blood on his father's seating mat. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2021 2021 anomaly account ( zhiguai ) ethnicity gender identity local cult Man peoples migration settler colonialism sexuality social class At the turn of the fifth century, a story about...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (2): 463–465.
Published: 01 May 1997
... Writing: Anomaly Accounts in Early Medieval China. By R O B E R T F O R D CAMPANY. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996. xii, 524 pp. $74.50 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). The zhiguai is a brief prose form describing strange events or creatures; the seminal works of the genre appeared in the Six...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (2): 461–463.
Published: 01 May 1997
... to be written throughout the premodern period. As with many kinds of writing which do not fit comfortably into modern categories of historiography and fiction, the zhiguai has often been neglected. Robert Ford Campany's Strange Writing: Anomaly Accounts in Early Medieval China is a thorough, groundbreaking...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2004) 63 (1): 155–156.
Published: 01 February 2004
... of reading natural signs perhaps parallel in methodology to that of reading ominous events. On the other hand, her almost complete failure even to mention the creation during these centuries of the genre of zhiguai, or accounts of anomalies, is puzzling, since that genre once comprising many thousands...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2007) 66 (3): 827–828.
Published: 01 August 2007
... fourth chapter on genre, The Listener fits readily into a host of different categories, such as zhiguai , biji , and unofficial histories ( yeshi ), defined in part by the multifarious quality of their contents. Perhaps because of the text's complexity, Inglis refrains from using his monograph...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 February 2024
... in the idea of ghosts during this era was the bureaucratization of the underworld alongside a humanization of ghosts and their existence. These ideas are carried further in chapter 4, which focuses on Anomaly Tales ( zhiguai 志怪) from the Six Dynasties period (ca. 220–589 CE), when, the author argues...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (1): 99–112.
Published: 01 February 2021
...) is an instructive example. Its presentation of its subject's migration not only contains elements typical of early medieval biographies and narratives drawn from Tales but also features several episodes with close parallels in earlier collections of zhiguai 志怪 “anomaly accounts,” a genre with its own set...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2005) 64 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 February 2005
... the modernity of the late Qing periodical press transformed the traditional zhiguai (tales of marvels) genre into the new categories of news and spectacle. And in a subtle and richly illustrated essay, Catherine Vance Yeh demonstrates that modernity could similarly transform the courtesan into an urban...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1994) 53 (2): 394–426.
Published: 01 May 1994
... Revolutions"; and W. L. Idema, "The Illusion of Fiction," all in Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews 5 (1983). 396 ROBERT E. HEGEL (1) the relatively short fantastic and supernatural tales of the Six Dynasties (220589) and Tang (618-906) periods known as zhiguai ("records of anomalies...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (4): 1071–1091.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Edward Q. and Iggers Georg , 59 – 87 . Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press . 李昉 Li Fang , , comps. 1961 . Taiping guangji 太平廣記 [Broad records of the Taiping reign] . 10 vols. Beijing : Zhonghua shuju . 李劍國 Li Jianguo . 1993 . Tang Wudai zhiguai chuanqi xulu...