The Monkey and the Monk

An Abridgment of The Journey to the West

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226971575

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk, finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting and meaningful episodes without taking anything away from their true spirit. These fantastic episodes recount the adventures of Xuanzang, a seventh-century monk who became one of China’s most illustrious religious heroes after traveling for sixteen years in search of Buddhist scriptures. Powerfully combining religious allegory with humor, fantasy, and satire, accounts of Xuanzang’s journey were passed down for a millennium before culminating in the sixteenth century with The Journey to the West. Now, readers of The Monkey and the Monk can experience the full force of his lengthy quest as he travels to India with four animal disciples, most significant among them a guardian-monkey known as “the Great Sage, Equal to Heaven.” Moreover, in its newly streamlined form, this acclaimed translation of a seminal work of world literature is sure to attract an entirely new following of students and fans. “A new translation of a major literary text which totally supersedes the best existing version. . . . It establishes beyond contention the position of The Journey to the West in world literature, while at the same time throwing open wide the doors to interpretive study on the part of the English audience.”—Modern Language Notes, on the unabridged translation

Transforming Monkey

Adaptation and Representation of a Chinese Epic

Author: Hongmei Sun

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295743204

Category: History

Page: 208

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An analysis of historical, transcultural, and transmedia adaptation, Transforming Monkey: Adaptation and Representation of a Chinese Epic examines the ever-changing image of Sun Wukong (aka Monkey, or the Monkey King), in literature and popular culture both in China and the United States. A protean protagonist of the sixteenth century novel Journey to the West (Xiyou ji), the Monkey King�s image has been adapted in distinctive ways for the representation of various social entities, including China as a newly founded nation state, the younger generation of Chinese during the postsocialist period, and the representation of the Chinese and Chinese American as a social �other� in American popular culture. The juxtaposition of various manifestations of the same character in the book present the adaptation history of Monkey as a masquerade, enabling readers to observe not only the masks, but also the mask-wearers, as well as underlying factors such as literary and political history, state ideologies, market economies, issues of race and ethnicity, and politics of representation and cross-cultural translation Transforming Monkey demonstrates the social and political impact of adaptations through the hands of its users while charting the changes to the image of Sun Wukong in modern history and his participation in the construction and representation of Chinese identity. The first manuscript focusing on the transformations of the Monkey King image and the meanings this image carries, Transforming Monkey argues for the importance of adaptations as an indivisible part of the classical work, and as a revealing window to examine history, culture, and the world.

The Journey to the West, Revised Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226971406

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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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 Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317044258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

Comparative Journeys

Essays on Literature and Religion East and West

Author: Anthony C. Yu

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231143265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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Yu's essays juxtapose Chinese and Western texts - Cratylus next to Xunzi,for example - and discuss their relationship to language and subjects, such as liberal Greek education against general education in China. He compares a specific Western text and religion to a specific Chinese text and religion. He considers the Divina Commedia in the context of Catholic theology alongside The Journey to the West as it relates to Chinese syncretism, united by the theme of pilgrimage. Yet Yu's focus isn't entirely tied to the classics. He also considers the struggle for human rights in China and how this topic relates to ancient Chinese social thought and modern notions of rights in the West.

Die Lusiaden des Luis De Camoëns (Classic Reprint)

Author: Luís De Camões

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396157646

Category: Poetry

Page: 454

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Excerpt from Die Lusiaden des Luis De Camoëns Anwenden, bald jene vorn und diese hinten, bald umgekehrt stellen. Diese vvillkühr würde bei uns durch das Ansehen eines Mannes ein. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Translation Review

Annotated books received supplement

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English imprints

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Leben!

Roman

Author: Hua Yu

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608934175

Category: China

Page: 219

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Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland

Author: Zhuang Zi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843022208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Zhuang Zi: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland Entstanden im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Dschuang Dsï: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland. Übersetzt v. Richard Wilhelm, Düsseldorf/Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1972. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lu Chih, Zhuangzi träumt von einem Schmetterling, 16. Jahrhundert. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Bekenntnisse eines Redners - Oder die Kunst, gehört zu werden

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 3868995935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Vor Publikum zu sprechen, ist für die wenigsten von uns eine behagliche Vorstellung. Dennoch steht fast jeder eines Tages vor der Herausforderung, einen Vortrag halten zu müssen - sei es im Kreis einiger Kollegen, auf einem Vertriebsmeeting oder auch vor Hunderten von Zuhörern in einem Auditorium. Dieses unterhaltsam geschriebene Buch zielt darauf ab, Ihnen die Angst vor der öffentlichen Rede zu nehmen. Bestseller-Autor Scott Berkun hat dafür seine 15-jährigen Erfahrungen als Redner auf Konferenzen kondensiert und lässt Sie an seinen größten Erfolgen, aber auch an den schlimmsten Pannen teilhaben. Anhand vieler Beispiele erfahren Sie, wie Sie - die Angst vor Fehlern verlieren - mit Nervosität umgehen - die ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit des Publikum erlangen - aufrichtiges Feedback einholen und - unvorhergesehene Situationen meistern. "Ich habe dieses Buch verschlungen! Jeder, der seinen Lebensunterhalt damit verdient zu reden - einschließlich Lehrer -, wird von diesem Buch profitieren."

Schrift und Sprache der Chinesen

Author: Bernhard Karlgren

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662006693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 119

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Inhalt: Die Fr}hstufe der Sprache. Wortbildung. Schrift. Synthax. Die Kunst der Rede.