Asian Ghost Short Stories

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Pub Date 28 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 12 Apr 2022
Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Collections

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Another deluxe edition of new writing and neglected perspectives. Asian ghosts – from India to Sri Lanka, China to Korea, Japan to the Philippines – can be both terrifying and comforting. Underpinned by strong cultural beliefs in the cycles of life and ancestor worship, the nature of Asian spirits differs from that of their counterparts in other areas of the world. The possibility is more instinctually accepted that ghosts remain with us, as part of the world, whether we can see them or not. Featured here are all kinds of stories from across East, South and Southeast Asia: classic weird tales by the likes of Pu Songling, Rabindranath Tagore, S Mukerji, Im Bang and Yi Ruk, Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, are complemented by stories by Asian writers of today. An egui (the Chinese version of a 'hungry ghost') is exorcised, a vicious jiangshi (Chinese zombie-like revenant) is encountered in the night, a Bengali shakchunni (the ghost of an unsatisfied bride) poignantly seeks love with devastating effect, a family is haunted by vengeful Korean gwishin, and the iconic Japanese tragedies of Oiwa and O-Kiku are revisited.

The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

Another deluxe edition of new writing and neglected perspectives. Asian ghosts – from India to Sri Lanka, China to Korea, Japan to the Philippines – can be both terrifying and comforting. Underpinned...


A Note From the Publisher

A publisher of nearly 30 years, Flame Tree has created an extensive range of speculative fiction collections in the Gothic Fantasy short story series -- including Time Travel, Heroic Fantasy and Dystopia Utopia Short Stories -- which feature classic and new writing from open submission calls, building significant communities of readers online and in print. Gorgeous editions, collectable and highly readable, these books bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short stories in horror and suspense, crime and mystery, science fiction and fantasy.

A publisher of nearly 30 years, Flame Tree has created an extensive range of speculative fiction collections in the Gothic Fantasy short story series -- including Time Travel, Heroic Fantasy and...


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