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Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures

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andlt;bandgt;This classic Chinese epic features a new introduction by Daniel Kane, Head of Chinese Studies at Macquarie University and Cultural Counselor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in 1996.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;China's most popular traditional novel, andlt;iandgt;The Monkey King's Amazing Adventuresandlt;/iandgt; is the story of the Monkey King, his incredible origin and downfall, and his epic quest to redeem himself with his trusted companions, as they face fantastic foes, demons, and monsters and have amazing adventures in their travels to the Western paradise.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wantedand#8212;unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. But more than anything else, the Monkey King loved mischief and rule-breaking, and he was sure that he was the most powerful creature in the world.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But after defeat and punishment, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be good enough and have the discipline to help the monk Xuanzang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scripturesand#8212;and enlightenmentand#8212;to China.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Readers will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploitsand#8212;he never disappoints, whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead, or the palace of Buddha himselfand#8212;and find themselves captivated as he joins Xuanzang and his other trusted companions, the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand, and the equally mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West.

Synopsis:

China's most famous traditional novel

Synopsis:

China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures traveling to the Western paradise.

No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted—unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. More than anything else, though, the Monkey King loved mischief and rule-breaking, and was sure he was the most powerful creature in the world.

But after defeat and punishment for his tricks, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be disciplined and good enough to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures—and enlightenment—to China.

Readers of all ages will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploits—whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead or the palace of Buddha himself—and find themselves captivated as the Monkey King joins Hsuan Zhang and their companions the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand and the equally mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West. Despite the tale's ancient origins, Journey to the West proves as fresh and engaging an adventure as anything written today.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Timothy Richardandlt;/bandgt; traveled to China in 1868 as a Baptist missionary. When other missionaries were attempting to stamp out the popular local tales of gods and heroes such as andlt;iandgt;Journey to the Westandlt;/iandgt;, Richard championed them for the universal messages of spiritual challenge and growth they contain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804839495
Subtitle:
A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment. China's Most Famous Traditional Novel
Author:
Wu, Chengen
Retold by:
Richard, Timothy
Retold:
Richard, Timothy
Introduction by:
Kane, Daniel
Introduction:
Kane, Daniel
Author:
en
Author:
Kane, Daniel
Author:
Wu, Cheng'en
Author:
en, Wu
Author:
Wu Cheng
Author:
Richard, Timothy
Author:
Cheng
Author:
Cheng-En, Wu
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Monkeys
Subject:
China
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Monkeys - China
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
journey; journey to the west; chinese classics; chinese; folklore
Subject:
journey; Chinese classics; Chinese folklore; Monkey King; Dragon King
Subject:
monkey king; chinese classic; classic chinese literature; classic chinese novel; chinese literature; chinese novel; han dynasty; chinese epic; chinese legends; chinese legends and myths; monkey king journey to the west
Subject:
monkey king ; journey to the west ; chinese classic
Subject:
chinese legends and myths ; monkey king journey to the west
Subject:
chinese literature ; chinese novel ; han dynasty ;
Subject:
monkey king ; chinese classic ; classic chinese literature
Subject:
monkey king journey to the west
Subject:
chinese novel ; han dynasty ; chinese epic ;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics
Publication Date:
20120410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w line art illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 10 oz

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"Synopsis" by , China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures traveling to the Western paradise.

No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted—unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. More than anything else, though, the Monkey King loved mischief and rule-breaking, and was sure he was the most powerful creature in the world.

But after defeat and punishment for his tricks, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be disciplined and good enough to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures—and enlightenment—to China.

Readers of all ages will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploits—whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead or the palace of Buddha himself—and find themselves captivated as the Monkey King joins Hsuan Zhang and their companions the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand and the equally mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West. Despite the tale's ancient origins, Journey to the West proves as fresh and engaging an adventure as anything written today.

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