The 18th-century Chinese poet, Yuan Mei, also wrote some short fiction - "Censored by Confucius" - which is reproduced here. The stories offer insights into Mei's views on crime, sex, the status of women, homosexuality, miscarriage of justice, ghosts, revenge and conservative morality.
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"The one hundred-some stories depict the important role ghosts played in the lives of the Chinese, as well as revealing a great deal about sex, revenge, transvestism, corruption, and other topics banned by Mei's puritanical mid-Qing society". -- Reference & Research Book News.