Chinese Myths and Fantasies (book #29)

Cyril Birch, 1961.

I found these a bit impenetrable, particularly the long story “The Revolt of the Demons,” which I think links into the Monkey King – in the story, the White Monkey Spirit is the Guardian of the Cave of the White Cloud. The pictures, by Joan Kiddell-Monroe, are good, though.

A man meeting a ghost:

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A servant trying to stab a small child in the market (he’s been told she’s an evil spirit):

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I don’t know if the bare chests have any historical basis.

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