Ancient Chinese Fables
. Foreign Languages Press , distributed by China Publications Centre . Beijing
PL2449.A45 1981 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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121 fables from various eras. Note the large amount of overlap with, for example, Ancient Chinese Fables (1957). This book is a parallel translation with Fabulas Antiguas de China (1961/80/84). One surprise out of the comparison of this book with that is that El Arte there is translated to be about slaying (matar) dragons while here the story is about a culinary artist: The Art of Carving Dragons (italics mine). I recommend especially Suspicion (4), The Title-Deed Lost on the Road (7), The Bird Killed by Kindness (11), the work of Han Fei Zi (23-30), the material from the Warring States Anecdotes (23-30), A Good Man Is Easy to Bully (76), The Holy Eel (49), The Donkey of Guizhou (55), and The Compassionate Man (65, the cover story). There is a Show me how it happened story here; in it the old man counsels the scholar to knife the wolf once he is back in the bag (66).