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A question in the All Knowledge Is Contained On The Internet Somewhere Department:

Is there an equivalent to Lafcadio Hearn for China?

(Bonus points if they are as good a writer as Hearn.)


Subject quote from "The Ash Grove," Edward Thomas.

Date: 8 June 2017 04:51 pm (UTC)
movingfinger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] movingfinger
Try Joseph Needham, subject of a book by Simon Winchester, The Man Who Loved China. That may give you a lead to someone 19c or earlier, if that's what you really want. Winchester is a popular writer and not a scholarly one, caveat lector, but may have leads to earlier writers.

Date: 8 June 2017 08:15 pm (UTC)
sovay: (I Claudius)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Is there an equivalent to Lafcadio Hearn for China?

In the sense of being a folklorist?

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