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
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Roman

Author: Vikas Swarup

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308351

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Von der Verkäuferin zur Leiterin eines Imperiums – die mitreißende Geschichte eines märchenhaften Aufstiegs Sappna kann nicht glauben, was ihr der Fremde im Tempel anbietet: Sie soll die Leitung seines Imperiums übernehmen, allerdings muss sie sich vorher sieben Prüfungen unterziehen. Sappna lehnt ab, doch dann zwingen sie die Umstände dazu, auf dieses seltsame Angebot einzugehen ...Warum ausgerechnet sie? Sappna, die als Verkäuferin in einem Elektroladen arbeitet, ist irritiert, als Acharya, einer der reichsten Männer Indiens, ihr anbietet, die Leitung seines Milliarden Dollar schweren Imperiums zu übernehmen. Vorher muss sie allerdings sieben Tests bestehen, mit denen er ihre Integrität prüfen will.Sappna glaubt an eine Falle und schlägt das Angebot entrüstet aus, bis die Umstände sie dazu zwingen, ihre Meinung zu ändern. Doch wann sollen die angekündigten Prüfungen endlich beginnen?Sappna will wissen, woran sie ist, nicht ahnend, dass ihr Gönner sie ständig beobachtet – das Leben hält nun mal die besten Prüfungen bereit. Aber kann man Acharya wirklich vertrauen? Oder spielt er ein ganz anderes Spiel?Im Leben bekommt man nicht das, was man verdient, sondern das, was man verhandelt – und Sappna ist fest entschlossen, es allen zu zeigen.Ein zauberhafter Roman vom Autor des oscarprämierten Films »Slumdog Millionaire«, voller unerwarteter Wendungen, der rasante Unterhaltung verspricht.
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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.
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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.
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Author: Jean S. Hamm

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359679

Category: History

Page: 371

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Help students get the most out of studying medieval history with this comprehensive and practical research guide to topics and resources. * Covers 100 significant events across four continents, between 410 C.E. and 1485 C.E. * Offers an easy-to-use chronological organization that facilitates research and saves time for students, faculty, and librarians * Includes an annotated bibliography of primary source materials for each topic
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Essays on Literature and Religion East and West

Author: Anthony C. Yu

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Throughout his academic career, Anthony C. Yu has employed a comparative approach to literary analysis that pays careful attention to the religious and philosophical elements of Chinese and Western texts. His mastery of both canons remains unmatched in the field, and his immense knowledge of the contexts that gave rise to each tradition supplies the foundations for ideal comparative scholarship. In these essays, Yu explores the overlap between literature and religion in Chinese and Western literature. He opens with a principal method for relating texts to religion and follows with several essays that apply this approach to single texts in discrete traditions: the Greek religion in Prometheus; Christian theology in Milton; ancient Chinese philosophical thought in Laozi; and Chinese religious syncretism in The Journey to the West. 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. "In virtually every high-cultural system," Yu writes, "be it the Indic, the Islamic, the Sino-Japanese, or the Judeo Christian, the literary tradition has developed in intimate indeed, often intertwining-relation to religious thought, practice, institution, and symbolism." Comparative Journeys is a major step toward unraveling this complexity, revealing through the skilled observation of texts the extraordinary intimacy between two supposedly disparate languages and cultures.
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Roman

Author: Amanda Hodgkinson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423409630

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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»Haushälterin oder Ehefrau?«, fragt der Soldat Silvana, als sie und der siebenjährige Aurek am Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges an Bord des Schiffes gehen, das sie von Polen nach England bringen wird. Was soll Silvana erwidern? Sie weiß nicht mehr, ob die Worte ›Haus‹ und ›Ehe‹ noch irgendetwas mit ihr zu tun haben. Und Janusz, der sie nach Jahren der Trennung erwartet? Janusz versucht zu vergessen, was war, und träumt von einer englischen Art von Glück.Drei Menschen, bestimmt von emotionaler Entfremdung, von Sehnsucht und Verrat, mit dem unbedingten Wunsch, zusammenzugehören. Hodgkinsons Sprache ist von großer Eindringlichkeit und Ruhe. Atmosphärisch dicht und in filmischen Bildern bringt sie einen sanft-melancholischen Ton zum Klingen, der einen eigenen Zauber entfaltet.
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Author: Galsan Tschinag

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Tuvinians

Page: 177

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eine Galerie höchst merkwürdiger und bemerkenswerter Damen und Herren

Author: Edith Sitwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803111920

Category:

Page: 174

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English imprints

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Author: Niklas Holzberg,Andreas Beschorner,Stefan Merkle

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823348658

Category: Aesop's fables

Page: 197

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Roman

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189653

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

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Obwohl Effia und Esi Schwestern sind, lernen sie sich nie kennen, denn ihre Lebenswege verlaufen von Anfang an getrennt. Im Ghana des 18. Jahrhunderts heiratet Effia einen Engländer, der im Sklavenhandel zu Reichtum und Macht gelangt. Esi dagegen wird als Sklavin nach Amerika verkauft. Während Effias Nachkommen über Jahrhunderte Opfer oder Profiteure des Sklavenhandels werden, kämpfen Esis Kinder und Kindeskinder ums Überleben: auf den Plantagen der Südstaaten, während des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges, der Großen Migration, in den Kohleminen Alabamas und dann, im 20. Jahrhundert, in den Jazzclubs und Drogenhäusern Harlems. Hat die vorerst letzte Generation schließlich die Chance, einen Platz in der Gesellschaft zu finden, den sie Heimat nennen kann und wo man nicht als Menschen zweiter Klasse angesehen wird? Mit einer enormen erzählerischen Kraft zeichnet Yaa Gyasi die Wege der Frauen und ihrer Nachkommen über Generationen bis in die Gegenwart hinein. ›Heimkehren‹ ist ein bewegendes Stück Literatur von beeindruckender politischer Aktualität. New-York-Times-Bestseller Das Hörbuch erscheint am 4. August bei DAV, gelesen von 14 Sprecherinnen und Sprechern: Bibiana Beglau, Wanja Mues, Britta Steffenhagen, Götz Schubert, Johann von Bülow, Stefan Kaminski, Felix Goeser, Bjarne Mädel, Max Mauff, Rike Schmid, Jodie Ahlborn, Jule Böwe, Judith Engel, Lisa Wagner
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