Author: Wu Ch'êng-ên
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198846
Size: 35.59 MB
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The classic Chinese novel: “Imagine a combination of picaresque novel, fairy tale, fabliau, Mickey Mouse, Davy Crockett, and Pilgrim’s Progress” (The Nation). Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth-century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original. “Mr. Waley has done a remarkable job with this translation.” —Helena Kuo, The New York Times “The irreverent spirit and exuberant vitality of it portraiture . . . make it an entertainment to which Mr. Waley’s witty translation has obviously contributed not a little.” —The Times (London) “Told with immense gusto, and quite apart from its deeper meaning and wise proverbial sayings it is full of entertainment.” —The Guardian


Author: Arthur Waley, com
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613710213
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Tells of a noble Chinese priest on a journey to find the scriptures of India for his God, Buddha.


Author: David Kherdian
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590302583
Size: 48.21 MB
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A roguish monkey leads a seventh-century traveller into encounters with spirits, demons, and fairies in this allegorical novel

The Oxford Handbook Of Children S Literature

Author: Julia Mickenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199938555
Size: 34.79 MB
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Remarkably well researched, the essays consider a wide range of texts - from the U.S., Britain and Canada - and take a variety fo theoretical approaches, including formalism and Marxism and those related to psychology, postcolonialism, reception, feminism, queer studies, and performance studies ... This collection pushes boundaries of genre, notions of childhood ... Choice. Back cover of book.

Translating Foreign Otherness

Author: Yifeng Sun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351740830
Size: 56.51 MB
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This book explores the deep-rooted anxiety about foreign otherness manifest through translation in modern China in its endeavours to engage in cross-cultural exchanges. It offers to theorize and contextualize a related range of issues concerning translation practice in response to foreign otherness. The book also introduces new vistas to some of the under-explored aspects of translation practice concerning ideology and cultural politics from the late Qing dynasty to the present day. Largely as a result of translation, ethnocentric beliefs and feelings have given way to a more open and liberal way to approach and appropriate foreign otherness. However, the fear of Westernization, seen as a threat to Chinese cultural integrity and social stability, is still shown sporadically through the state’s ideological control over translation. The book interprets, questions and reformulates a number of the key theoretical issues in Translation Studies and also demonstrates their ramifications in a bid to shed light on Chinese translation practice.

Children S Literature From Asia In Today S Classrooms

Author: Yukari Takimoto Amos
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475843690
Size: 37.96 MB
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This book provides readers with interpretation guides and practical ideas for making use of Asian international children’s literature in the classroom. Part I discusses how to authentically read children’s literature from India, Thailand, China and Japan. Part II consists of annotated bibliographies of international children’s literature from Asia.

Monkey King S Amazing Adventures

Author: Wu Cheng'en
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907776
Size: 37.94 MB
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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. 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. 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 the world. 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 Scriptures—and enlightenment—to China. Readers will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the 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—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.

The Journey To The West Revised Edition

Author: Anthony C. Yu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226971406
Size: 49.58 MB
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Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The Journey to the West,initially published in 1983, introduced English-speaking audiences to the classic Chinese novel in its entirety for the first time. Written in the sixteenth century, The Journey to the West tells the story of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one of China’s most famous religious heroes, and his three supernatural disciples, in search of Buddhist scriptures. Throughout his journey, Xuanzang fights demons who wish to eat him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a multitude of obstacles, both real and fantastical. An adventure rich with danger and excitement, this seminal work of the Chinese literary canonis by turns allegory, satire, and fantasy. With over a hundred chapters written in both prose and poetry, The Journey to the West has always been a complicated and difficult text to render in English while preserving the lyricism of its language and the content of its plot. But Yu has successfully taken on the task, and in this new edition he has made his translations even more accurate and accessible. The explanatory notes are updated and augmented, and Yu has added new material to his introduction, based on his original research as well as on the newest literary criticism and scholarship on Chinese religious traditions. He has also modernized the transliterations included in each volume, using the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Perhaps most important, Yu has made changes to the translation itself in order to make it as precise as possible. One of the great works of Chinese literature, The Journey to the West is not only invaluable to scholars of Eastern religion and literature, but, in Yu’s elegant rendering, also a delight for any reader.

The Journey To The West Revised Edition

Author: Cheng'en Wu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226971317
Size: 80.81 MB
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The story of Xuanzang, the monk who went from China to India in quest of Buddhist scriptures.

Monkey King

Author: S. K. Mishra
ISBN: 9781700412379
Size: 78.28 MB
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The book, Monkey King, is a story of Sun Wukong (孙悟空), the mythical character from the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West (西游记). The books narrate early adventures of the ape king who later accompanied Tang Sanzang to fetch the Buddhist scripture from India. The current volume is the fourth book in Mandarin Chinese Reading series. The volume, made of about 600 characters, is suitable for the low intermediate to advanced level Chinese language learners. It includes both the Chinese text (simplified characters) and pinyin in the story form. This is a basic book (Level 1) to practice Chinese reading. Kindle Edition: The book has 10 chapters in the following order: 第一章: The Stone Ape is Borne 第二章: The New Found Cave 第三章: Fear of Death 第四章: The King Left the Cave 第五章: The Woodchopper 第六章: The Ape King Meets the Saint 第七章: The Ways to Immortal Life 第八章: The Angry Saint 第九章: Sun Wukong and Pine-tree 第十章: Sun Wukong Returns to the Cave Monkey King 2 (Book 2) Paperback: Kindle Edition: