When I am done, this will be a resource on Asian fox-spirit folklore.
Right now, it's merely the largest bibliography of fox-spirit material
on the Web. Please wander and enjoy.
Really. Truly. Seriously. If fox spirits are talking to you and telling you that there 13 elements and foxes feed off rock music and you yourself are a reborn fox... stop emailing me. This page is about folkloric foxes. If you want to set the masses straight about foxes, go back to Gaia Online, because this site ain't gonna become your soapbox.
1-2-06: Added a page on the unwritten
rules that fox spirits operate by. Also added Amazon links to
book entries, since people seem to be finding them useful.
10-24-05: Revamped an FAQ question and added a new misconception,
plus a request to give me sources if you think I'm wrong. I've gotten
one too many emails that read, "Hi, sorry to have to tell you
this but a whole bunch of stuff on your page is wrong. I've studied
foxes for aeons, so I know it's true. Bye!" This is a scholarly
page. I need sources. There are people out there who swear
that Shippou or Kurama or a three-tailed ice kitsune named Kiramekiketsu
told them that fox spirits are totally in league with the aliens
OMG; until Kiramekiketsu turns up an authentic period source
proving that Heian-period UFOs were, indeed, powered with kitsunebi,
this page is going to stay sadly unchanged.
10-13-05: Added links to a (partial) PDF version of Kitsune:
Japan's Fox of Mystery, Romance & Humor to the page of Japanese
9-28-05: Added more Chinese stories and resources and a new Japanese
link on fox possession, and broke the Fox FAQ into an FAQ page and
a "where to read more about
9-24-05: Added a page of quotes
about Chinese fox spirits, a fox
spirit FAQ, one of the few existing Chinese stories about gay
foxes, Male or Female?,
and several stories about
kitsune from old collections of Japanese stories.
9-20-05: Added a page on one of the most commonly asked questions,
Who and what was Pao-Ssu? I also
changed a section in Common
misperceptions about fox spirits that was quite thoroughly wrong,
updated links, added links to fox stories, pulled stories
about kitsune and huli
jing onto their own pages, and added resources to the pages
on kitsune and kumiho.
4-21-04: Added five stories to the page on Chinese foxes and did
another general tweaking.
4-17-04: Updated all three countries' pages and the Misconceptions
1-28-04: Added a page on fox abodes.
4-28-03: Added a page on famous foxes of Asia.