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By Anthony C. Yu

Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The trip to the West reinvigorated one in all chinese language literature’s such a lot loved 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, finally distills the epic novel’s most fun and significant episodes with out taking something clear of their precise spirit. 

These fabulous episodes recount the adventures of Xuanzang, a seventh-century monk who turned certainly one of China’s so much illustrious spiritual heroes after touring for 16 years looking for Buddhist scriptures. Powerfully combining non secular allegory with humor, fable, and satire, bills of Xuanzang’s trip have been handed down for a millennium earlier than culminating within the 16th century with The trip 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 vital 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 worldwide literature is bound to draw a completely new following of scholars and fans. 

“A new translation of an important literary textual content which absolutely supersedes the simplest present model. . . . It establishes past competition the placement of The trip to the West in international literature, whereas whilst throwing open extensive the doorways to interpretive research at the a part of the English audience.”—Modern Language Notes, at the unabridged translation

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