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The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures: A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment

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andlt;bandgt;China's most popular traditional novel, andlt;iandgt;Journey to the Westandlt;/iandgt; is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself.andlt;/bandgt;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. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures traveling to the Western paradise. More than anything else, though, the Monkey King loved mischief and ruleand#8211;breaking, and was sure he was the most powerful creature in the world.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But after defeat and punishment for his tricks, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expectedand#58; to be disciplined and good enough to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scripturesand#8212and enlightenmentand#8212;to China.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Readers of all ages will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploitsand#8212;whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead or the palace of Buddha himselfand#8212and 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, andlt;iandgt;Journey to the Westandlt;/iandgt; proves as fresh and engaging an adventure as anything written today.

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Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Journey to the West. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

Synopsis:

Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures.

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. 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 all the world.

But one day, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be good, to behave, and to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures—and enlightenment—to China.

Children and grownups alike will thrill to the daring Monkey King's exploits—he never disappoints, whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead, or the palace of Buddha himself.

This magical legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

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;The Monkey King's Amazing Adventuresandlt;/iandgt;, Thomas Richard championed them for the universal messages of spiritual challenge and growth they contain. he is alto the author of andlt;iandgt;Forty-five Years in China.andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Daniel Kaneandlt;/bandgt; is the Head of Chinese from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the Australian National University. He was visiting scholar at the Department of Chinese at Peking University in 1988 and 1993 and Cultural Counselor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in 1996.

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ISBN:
9780804842723
Author:
Wu, Cheng'en
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
en, Wu
Author:
Wu Cheng
Author:
Kane, Daniel
Author:
Cheng
Author:
Cheng-En, Wu
Author:
en
Author:
Richard, Timothy
Subject:
Folklore
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Literature-A to Z
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Classics
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journey; journey to the west; chinese classics; chinese; folklore
Subject:
monkey king; journey to the west; 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:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w line art illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Journey to the West. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.
"Synopsis" by ,
Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures.

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. 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 all the world.

But one day, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be good, to behave, and to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures—and enlightenment—to China.

Children and grownups alike will thrill to the daring Monkey King's exploits—he never disappoints, whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead, or the palace of Buddha himself.

This magical legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

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