The Story of Searching for Gods: Its Characters as Social News
在学术界 ,《搜神记》一直被视为魏晋“志怪小说”的代表作 ,实际上 ,这部书收录的乃是魏晋时期大量的社会新闻 ,而不是带有虚构性质的小说。干宝是本着“实录”的态度来辑录《搜神记》的 ,而且很讲究时效性、时新性和消遣性 ,这正是社会新闻的特点。只是由于受手抄书籍这种传播手段的限制 ,这些社会新闻虽然做到了采访上的“当时” ,但却无法在传播上做到即时。【英文摘要】Gan Bao s novel The Story of Searching for Gods(Soushen Ji) has been regarded as a represetative of mystic novels in the Wei and Jin Dynasties. In fact it is a collection of social news. In writing it Gan Bao recorded the facts which either had happened or been heard. Because of the undeveloped medium, the news could not be communicated as soon as they had been collected.