Korean Folk Tales

Im BANG (1640 - ca. 1722) and Yi RIUK ( - )

"To any one who would like to look somewhat into the inner soul of the Oriental, and see the peculiar spiritual existences among which he lives, the following stories will serve as true interpreters, born as they are of the three great religions of the Far East, Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism." Manuscripts by two of Korea's (possibly) most famous authors, dating from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries were uncovered in the early years of the twentieth century. Translation revealed stories that are not for the faint-hearted: gruesome, harsh, unlovely, depicting scenes of the day, as well as the hope for better things. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Biographical Notes Lynne T
00:03:24
Play 01 Charan Larry Wilson
00:27:54
Play 02 The Story of Chang To-Ryong Larry Wilson
00:12:57
Play 03 A Story of the Fox Jason in Panama
00:03:26
Play 04 Cheung Puk-Chang, The seer Larry Wilson
00:09:44
Play 05 Yun se-Pyong, The Wizard Timothy Ferguson
00:06:37
Play 06 The Wild-Cat Woman Lynne T
00:04:24
Play 07 The Ill-Fated Priest Jason in Panama
00:03:37
Play 08 The Vision of the Holy Man Lynne T
00:06:57
Play 09 The Visit of the Man of God Lynne T
00:03:08
Play 10 The Literary Man of Imsil Jason in Panama
00:05:34
Play 11 The Soldier of Kang-Wha Jason in Panama
00:02:51
Play 12 Cursed by the Snake Lynne T
00:04:02
Play 13 The Man on the Road Jason in Panama
00:03:07
Play 14 The Old Man Who Became a Fish Lauren-Emma Blake
00:03:48
Play 15 The Geomancer Lynne T
00:06:04
Play 16 The Man Who Became a Pig Jason in Panama
00:06:59
Play 17 The Old Woman Who Became a Goblin Jason in Panama
00:03:03
Play 18 The Grateful Ghost BettyB
00:04:06
Play 19 The Plucky Maiden BettyB
00:09:24
Play 20 The Resourceful Wife Ezwa
00:03:26
Play 21 The Boxed-Up Governor BettyB
00:09:27
Play 22 The Man Who Lost his Legs deongines
00:05:31
Play 23 Ten Thousand Devils Eva Davis
00:09:06
Play 24 The Home of the Fairies SayReader
00:19:08
Play 25 The Honest Witch BettyB
00:06:04
Play 26 Whom the King Honors BettyB
00:03:41
Play 27 The Fortunes of Yoo Mary Schneider
00:10:27
Play 28 An Encounter with a Hobgoblin deongines
00:07:11
Play 29 The Snake's Revenge BettyB
00:04:54
Play 30 The Brave Magistrate BettyB
00:03:27
Play 31 The Temple to the God of War Jason in Panama
00:05:51
Play 32 A Visit from the Shades deongines
00:06:47
Play 33 The Fearless Captain Jason in Panama
00:04:40
Play 34 The King of Yom-Na (Hell) Availle
00:08:54
Play 35 Hong's Experiences in Hades Availle
00:09:30
Play 36 Haunted Houses Lynne T
00:06:33
Play 37 Im, the Hunter Jason in Panama
00:08:11
Play 38 The Magic Invasion of Seoul deongines
00:04:14
Play 39 The Awful Little Goblin BettyB
00:04:10
Play 40 God's Way Lauren-Emma Blake
00:01:41
Play 41 The Old Man in the Dream SayReader
00:01:57
Play 42 The Perfect Priest SayReader
00:02:29
Play 43 The Propitious Magpie BettyB
00:02:52
Play 44 The 'Old Buddha' BettyB
00:02:10
Play 45 A Wonderful Medicine SayReader
00:01:41
Play 46 Faithful Mo deongines
00:03:53
Play 47 The Renowned Maing deongines
00:02:55
Play 48 The Senses Ezwa
00:01:44
Play 49 Who Decides, God or King? Ezwa
00:02:13
Play 50 Three Things Mastered Lynne T
00:02:08
Play 51 Strangely Stricken Dead deongines
00:02:17
Play 52 The Mysterious Hoi Tree deongines
00:02:05
Play 53 Ta-Hong Jason in Panama
00:20:55