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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 Tales from a Chinese Studio (Liaozhai zhiyi). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pu Songling has received more than 165,225 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Pu Songling is the 1,153rd most popular writer (down from 995th in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from China (down from 267th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Chinese Writer.

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

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  • 170k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Pu Songling ranks 1,153 out of 5,755Before him are Emmanuelle Arsan, Giambattista Marino, Ilia Chavchavadze, Thomas Mayne Reid, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Charles De Coster. After him are Nathalie Sarraute, Paul Scarron, Rosalía de Castro, Michel Tournier, Jean M. Auel, and Robert Wilson.

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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, Man in the Iron Mask, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, and La Voisin. After him are Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Gaspar Sanz, Aphra Behn, Philippe de La Hire, Antoine Coysevox, and Abraham Mignon. Among people deceased in 1715, Pu Songling ranks 12Before him are Thomas Savery, Marie Mancini, William Dampier, Antoine Galland, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, and Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are François Girardon, Mirwais Hotak, Nicolas Lemery, Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Pierre Magnol, and Joseph Raphson.

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In China

Among people born in China, Pu Songling ranks 314 out of 1,392Before him are Dong Biwu (1886), He Jin (135), Ouyang Xiu (1007), Chen Shou (233), Emperor Shunzong of Tang (761), and Tonyukuk (646). After him are Emperor He of Han (79), Zhu Youlang (1623), Emperor Ningzong (1168), Ye Jianying (1897), Zhu Wen (852), and Huo Qubing (-140).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Pu Songling ranks 23Before him are Cao Xueqin (1724), Tao Yuanming (365), Cai Yan (177), Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), and Meng Haoran (690). After him are Shi Nai'an (1296), Lu Yu (733), Liang Qichao (1873), Qiu Jin (1875), Sima Xiangru (-179), and Du Mu (803).