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Tiffany Tiffany Aug 17, 2018 09:03AM
The author mentioned in an interview that she drew from different Chinese legends and folklore. Is there anything you've noticed so far, or anything you anticipate seeing?



Maksim (last edited Sep 26, 2018 02:47AM ) Sep 26, 2018 02:46AM   0 votes
Well, it's not exactly folklore but Journey to the West allusions are fairly easy to notice (Baji and Suni characters). There's a lot of general Daoist influence on how the magic world is presented. Still, I feel that actual history (Nanking etc.) is way more relevant here.


Oh yes, if you stumble upon the book - The Devil in Nanking, read it! It's got some graphic and cringe worthy chapters in her for sure but you'll notice the similarities in events.


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