Tag Archives: Taoism

Love Triangle at Thunder Peak Tower – Hidden Souls, Part 4

This time as we continue to look at Uncle Strange’s novel Hidden Souls (怪叔叔的“藏魂”), we have a number of smaller chapters. At this point, each chapter feels to me like a short story involving the same group of characters. The … Continue reading

Posted in China | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sleeping in a bed are seven beautiful maidens, and one sleeper doesn’t awaken! – Hidden Souls, Part 3

This time as we continue to look at Uncle Strange’s novel Hidden Souls (怪叔叔的“藏魂”), we get into some really dark material. The next two chapters get into seriously evil Western historical personages in the most graphically violent and sexual way, … Continue reading

Posted in China | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Swirling Incense and Sword Dancing – The Scholars, Part 3

Starting around chapter 8 through at least chapter 13, The Scholars begins to center on Prefect Chu’s grandson, Hsien-fu Chu, and his circle of family and friends, including Prefect Chu’s nephews, Chan Lou and Feng Lou. The Chu family is … Continue reading

Posted in China | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hangjung Mallok – Part 5: The Memoir of 1805

The fourth and final memoir of Lady Hyegyǒng was written in 1805 and details the tragic decline and death of her husband, Prince Sado. She wrote it for her grandson Sunjo mainly because she was the last witness to the … Continue reading

Posted in Korea | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments