Pu Songling

1640 - 1715

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Pu Songling (Chinese: 蒲松齡, 5 June 1640 – 25 February 1715) was a Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty, best known as the author of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Liaozhai zhiyi). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pu Songling has received more than 140,199 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Pu Songling is the 995th most popular writer (down from 959th in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from China (down from 264th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Chinese Writer.

Pu Songling is most famous for his work "Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio."

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  • 140k

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  • 70.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Pu Songling ranks 995 out of 5,794Before him are Otto of Freising, Bar Hebraeus, Charles Nodier, Egill Skallagrímsson, Alexander Ostrovsky, and Ernesto Sabato. After him are Paulinus of Nola, William Gibson, Neale Donald Walsch, Marcel Pagnol, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, and Taha Hussein.

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Among people born in 1640, Pu Songling ranks 7Before him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Man in the Iron Mask, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, and La Voisin. After him are Aphra Behn, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Gaspar Sanz, Abraham Mignon, Antoine Coysevox, and Philippe de La Hire. Among people deceased in 1715, Pu Songling ranks 10Before him are François Fénelon, Dom Pérignon, Marie Mancini, Antoine Galland, William Dampier, and Gülnuş Sultan. After him are Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, François Girardon, Pierre Magnol, Mirwais Hotak, and Nicolas Lemery.

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In China

Among people born in China, Pu Songling ranks 267 out of 1,186Before him are Pujie (1907), Zu Chongzhi (429), Zhang He (167), 12th Dalai Lama (1857), Ban Chao (32), and Ching Shih (1775). After him are Emperor Gong of Song (1271), Gao Shun (200), Emperor Huan of Han (132), Zhu Wen (852), Taiichi Ohno (1912), and Yoshiko Kawashima (1907).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Pu Songling ranks 19Before him are Su Shi (1037), Faxian (340), Kang Youwei (1858), Tao Yuanming (365), Cao Xueqin (1724), and Ban Gu (32). After him are Cai Yan (177), Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), Shi Nai'an (1296), Meng Haoran (690), and Qiu Jin (1875).