Pu Songling


Born
in China
June 05, 1640

Died
February 25, 1715

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Pu Songling (simplified Chinese: 蒲松龄; traditional Chinese: 蒲松齡; pinyin: Pú Sōnglíng; Wade–Giles: P'u Sung-ling, June 5, 1640—February 25, 1715) was a Qing Dynasty Chinese writer, best known as the author of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.

Pu was born into a poor landlord-merchant family from Zichuan (淄川, now Zibo, Shandong). At the age of nineteen, he received the gongsheng degree in the civil service examination, but it was not until he was seventy-one that he received the xiucai degree.

He spent most of his life working as a private tutor, and collecting the stories that were later published in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Some critics attribute the Vernacular Chinese novel Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan to him.

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“复留,负笈而归。后问僧人,无复他异。 咬  鬼 沈麟生云:其友某翁者,夏月昼寝,朦胧间见一女子搴帘入,以白布裹首,缞服麻裙,向内室去,疑邻妇访内人者。又”
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“太白尝言,其曾祖肄业于南山柳沟寺。麦秋旋里,经旬始返。启斋门,则案上尘生,窗间丝满,命仆粪除,至晚始觉清爽可坐。乃拂榻陈卧具,扁扉就枕,月色已满窗矣。辗转移时,万簌俱寂。忽闻风声隆隆,山门豁然作响,窃谓寺僧失扃。注念间,风声渐近居庐,俄而房门辟矣。大疑之,思未定,声已入屋。又有靴声铿铿然,渐傍寝门。心”
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