9780804842723

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804842723

  • ISBN10:

    0804842728

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/10/2012
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Summary

China's most popular traditional novel, The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures 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.

Author Biography

Timothy Richard 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 The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures, Thomas Richard championed them for the universal messages of spiritual challenge and growth they contain. he is alto the author of Forty-five Years in China.

Daniel Kane 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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