[KS] Korean Ghost Stories

Javier Cha javiercha at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 02:45:02 EDT 2005

I'm not too familiar with the actual ghost stories, but it might help
to look up the Neo-Confucian view of kwishin/guishen. A good starting
point for this would be Wing-tsit Chan's _A Source Book in Chinese
Philosophy_ (the chapter on Chang Tsai) and Chan's translation of the
_Beixi ziyi_, entitled _Neo-Confucian Terms Explained_ (look under
"positive and negative cosmic forces"). Chances are the influence of
Confucian view of ghosts on folk tales is minimal but it might help to
know how the elites thought about ghosts.


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