Author: Wu Ch'êng-ên
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802198848
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction

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.

Journey to the West

Author: Anthony C. Yu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226971538
Release Date: 1984-02-15
Genre: Fiction

The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Hsüan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.


Author: David Kherdian
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1570625816
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

Part spiritual pilgrimage, part historical epic, the folk novel Journey to the West, which came to be known as Monkey, is the most popular classic of Asian literature. Originally written in the sixteenth century, it is the story of the adventures of the rogue-trickster Monkey and his encounters with a bizarre cast of characters as he travels to India with the Buddhist pilgrim Tripitaka in search of sacred scriptures.


Author: Wu Ch'eng-en
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780140441116
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Fiction

Wu Ch'eng-en wrote Monkey in the middle of the 16th century, adding to an ancient Chinese legend his own touches of delicacy and humour. The result is a jumble of the absurd and the profound, of religion and history, of anti-bureaucratic satire and pure poetry.

Journey to the West

Author: Wu Cheng'en
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462902187
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Genre: Literary Collections

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.

American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 9781466805460
Release Date: 2006-09-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

Monkey King

Author: Ed Young
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060279192
Release Date: 2001-02-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From a fantastic explosion is born the legendary Monkey King, the clever and courageous hero of one of the best-known stories from China. Ambitious Monkey travels to Square Inch Mountain, where he trains with Master Putt to perfect the art of turning cloud somersaults, riding the wind, changing shape, and disappearing in the blink of an eye.Then Monkey eagerly shows off his magic skills by tricking Dragon King and battling Jade Emperor. Monkey is so arrogant, he even gets into trouble with Buddha himself. Caldecott Award-winning author-illustrator Ed Young has created colorful and lively collages and specially designed two fold-out pages to animate the story of Monkey King and his acrobatic, high-spirited adventures. This unprecedented picture-book adaptation introduces just the beginning of the classic epic Journey to the West, about the mission to bring Buddhist scriptures to China. Monkey is only one of its many characters, but he is undeniably the most beloved of them all.

Monkey Hunting

Author: Cristina García
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307416100
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction

In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García’s hallmark, Monkey Hunting is an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity of self. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eastern Religions

Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195221915
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

An illustrated introduction to five of the great religious traditions of the world examines the principles, practices, tenets, and history of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto, in a detailed study designed to help those in the West who wish to move closer to the spirit of the East. Original.

The Ramayana

Author: R. K. Narayan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143039679
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Fiction

A retelling of the Tamil epic poem which records Prince Rama's search for his abducted sweetheart, Sita.

China Men

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307787811
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: History

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Monkey King

Author: Aaron Shepard
Publisher: Skyhook Press
ISBN: 0938497405
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Monkey King, having hatched from a stone four hundred years ago and reached the heights of worldly greatness, sets out on a quest to learn how to become one of the Immortals.

Monkey King Enemies and a new friend

Author: Wei Dong Chen
Publisher: JR Comics
ISBN: 8994208488
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Follows the adventures of Sun Wu Kong, born from a stone on Spring Mountain, who seeks to learn the secret of eternal life, but runs afoul of the gods dispatching an army to subdue him.

Translating Foreign Otherness

Author: Yifeng Sun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351740838
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature

Author: Julia Mickenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199938551
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.