Tang Tales


Tang-dynasty Tales of the Marvelous (Tang Chuanqi), usually referred to as Tang Tales, was a form of short story written in the classical language which developed in the Tang dynasty. These stories often consisted of anecdotes, jokes, legends, and tales involving mystical, fantastical or legendary elements.  (Wikipedia Page of Chuanqi)

Nie Yinniang (Chinese: 聶隱娘, Niè Yǐnniáng) is a renowned Tang tale written by Pei Xing (9th century). It tells the story of Nie Yinniang who was trained in martial arts from a young age. She is the daughter of Nie Feng, a general under Tian Ji'an, the ruler of the de facto independent fanzhen of Weibo. The story was published in the collection Pei Xing Chuanqi (Chinese: 裴鉶传奇).

(Wikepedia Page of Nie Yinniang)


Portrait of Nie Yinniang


Thirty-three Swordmen

Ren Xiong (1823-1857), 

Woodblock Prints


19th-century Prints depicting Knight-errants from Tang Tales

Thirty-three Swordmen

Ren Xiong (1823-1857) | Woodblock Prints