The Book of Swindles

Selections From a Late Ming Collection
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This is an age of deception. Con men ply the roadways. Bogus alchemists pretend to turn one piece of silver into three. Devious nuns entice young women into adultery. Sorcerers use charmed talismans for mind control and murder. A pair of dubious monks extorts money from a powerful official and then spends it on whoring. A…

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    Zhang, Yingyu, active 16th century-17th century

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