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

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

By: Wu Cheng'en

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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 famous 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 talented, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted-unimaginable strength, eternal life, even a 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.

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

Author Name: Wu Cheng'en

Categories: Classic Fiction, Myth, Legend, Fairy & Folk Tales,

Publisher: USA, Tuttle Publishing: 2012

ISBN Number: 0804842728

ISBN Number 13: 9780804842723

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 20.2 x 13.0 x 1.8 cm

Kg: 0.28 Kg

Seller ID: 9780804842723

Keywords: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures, A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment, China's Most Famous Traditional Novel, 0804842728, 9780804842723, Wu Cheng'en, Translated by Timothy Richard, Introduction by Daniel Kane,