By Wu Cheng'en

ISBN-10: 0226971562

ISBN-13: 9780226971568

Author note: Anthony C. Yu (Translator)
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Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The trip to the West reinvigorated one among chinese language literature’s such a lot cherished classics for English-speaking audiences whilst it first seemed thirty years in the past. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk, ultimately distills the epic novel’s most enjoyable and significant episodes with no taking something clear of their actual spirit.

These impressive episodes recount the adventures of Xuanzang, a seventh-century monk who turned one in all China’s such a lot illustrious spiritual heroes after touring for 16 years looking for Buddhist scriptures. Powerfully combining spiritual allegory with humor, delusion, and satire, debts of Xuanzang’s trip have been handed down for a millennium ahead of culminating within the 16th century with the adventure to the West. Now, readers of The Monkey and the Monk can adventure the total strength of his long quest as he travels to India with 4 animal disciples, most important between them a guardian-monkey often called "the nice Sage, equivalent to Heaven." additionally, in its newly streamlined shape, this acclaimed translation of a seminal paintings of global literature is bound to draw a wholly new following of scholars and fans.

"A new translation of a massive literary textual content which absolutely supersedes the simplest current version....It establishes past rivalry the location of the adventure to the West in international literature, whereas while throwing open broad the doorways to interpretive research at the a part of the English audience."— Modern Language Notes, at the unabridged translation

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Desk of Contents
Editor's Introduction
1. The BuddhaÕs traditional and supreme Tooth
Ð John Buescher
2. Ask a Farmer: final research and Conventional
Existence in Tsong kha pa's Lam rim chen mo
Ð man Newland
3. portray the objective: at the identity of the
Object of Negation (dgag bya) Ð Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
4. slicing the Roots of advantage: Tsong kha pa on the
Results of Anger Ð Daniel Cozort
5. Ethics because the foundation of a Tantric culture: Tsong kha pa
and the Founding of the dGe lugs Order in Tibet
Ð Elizabeth Napper
6. Bon rDzogs chen on Authenticity (pramÝna, tshad ma):
Prose and Poetry at the direction Ð Anne Carolyn Klein
7. The dGe ldanÐbKaÕ brgyud culture of MahÝmudrÝ:
How a lot dGe ldan? How a lot bKaÕ brgyud?
Ð Roger R. Jackson
8. Demons at the mom: Objections to the Perfect
Wisdom Sñtras in Tibet Ð Gareth Sparham
9. Gung thang and Sa bzang Ma ti Paû chen on the
Meaning of ÒFoundational ConsciousnessÓ
(Ýlaya, kun gzhi) Ð Joe Bransford Wilson
10. Authorship and Literary creation in
Classical Buddhist Tibet Ð JosŽ Ignacio Cabez—n
11. Altruism and Adversity: views from Psychoanalytic
Object family conception Ð Harvey B. Aronson
12. Drawing the metal Bow: A Bibliographic Appreciation
of the Literary Legacy of Paul Jeffrey Hopkins
and His software on the college of Virginia
Ð Paul G. Hackett
Contributors 327

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Wukong said, "Had there been no such iron, I would have let the matter drop. Now that I have it in my hands, I can see that I am wearing the wrong kind of clothes to go with it. What am I to do? If you have any martial apparel, you might as well give me some too. " "This, I confess, is not in my possession," said the Dragon King. Wukong said, "A solitary guest will not disturb two hosts. " "Let the high immortal take the trouble of going to another ocean," said the Dragon King. " said Wukong. " "High Immortal," the Dragon King said nervously, "don't ever raise your hand!

Asked Wukong. " cried Wukong. " The Patriarch said, "When the moon is high in the sky, its reflection is in the water. " said Wukong. 22 CHAPTER TWO When the Patriarch heard this, he uttered a cry andjumped down from the high platform. He pointed the ruler he held in his hands at Wukong and said to him: "What a mischievous monkey you are! You won't learn this and you won't learn that! " Moving forward, he hit Wukong three times on the head. Then he folded his arms behind his back and walked inside, closing the main doors behind him and leaving the congregation stranded outside.

On the other side he did indeed discover a city with broad streets and huge marketplaces, countless houses and numerous arches. Under the clear sky and bright sun, people were coming and going constantly. Wukong thought to himself, "There must be ready-made weapons around here. " He therefore made the magic sign and recited a spell. Facing the ground on the southwest, he took a deep breath and then blew it out. At once it became a mighty wind, hurtling pebbles and rocks through the air. It was truly terrifying: Thick clouds in vastfOrmation moved o}er the world; BlackfOg and dusky vapor darkened the Earth; Waves churned in seas and rivers} affrightingfishes and crabs; Boughs broke in mountainfOrests} wolves and tigers takingfiight.

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