Microreview of Shih-shuo Hsin-yü: A New Account of Tales of the World

At Rhino.


Teaser quote: It is a vast set of numbered anecdotes, very largely consisting of smart replies (sometimes by children), exemplary acts of generosity or respectfulness, remarkable incidents involving drunkenness and/or nudity, preposterous behavior in general, deceitfulness, mercy, taunting, ostentation, supernaturally quick judgment—and so on.


[originally posted Wednesday 8 August 2018]