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The Stone Monkey

Author : Jeffery Deaver
ISBN : 9781451675733
Genre : Fiction
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The page-turning New York Times bestseller from Jeffery Deaver's “simply outstanding” (San Jose Mercury News) Lincoln Rhyme series! The FBI has recruited forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégée, Amelia Sachs, to capture “the Ghost,” a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now the killer must eliminate two families who witnessed his flight before they jumped ship and vanished. . . . Searching New York City's Chinatown, can Rhyme and Sachs find the Ghost's targets before he does?
Category: Fiction

Monkey King Volume 01

Author : Wei Dong Chen
ISBN : 9788998341015
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sun Wu Kong, punished by Buddha centuries before, has spent five hundred years buried under Five-Finger Mountain when he encounters San Zang, a priest headed west in search of Buddhist scriptures. On the Goddess of Mercy s instructions, Wu Kong frees himself and assists the priest on a journey to the west that will be fraught with peril. But San Zang soon learns that trouble won t come only in the form of dragons or bandits; it will come from the violent and impetuous monkey who is now his companion.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Journey To The West With The Stone Monkey

Author : Yun-Chong Pan
ISBN : 1897411081
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Historical 14-year quest of the 7th century Chinese monk, Xuanzang, to obtain Buddhist sutras – travelling through Xinjiang, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Yun-Chong Pan's retelling of the story, originally crafted by the Ming Dynasty story-teller, Wu Chengen, will captivate children with its fantasy, and delight young and old with its layers of reality and satire grounded in Chinese, Indian, Greek, and Old Testament mythology.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Stone Monkey

Author : Bruce Holbrook
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037360893
Genre : Science
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Investigates traditional Chinese science and medicine, focusing on their significance and potential benefits for Western scientific development and health care
Category: Science


Author : Wu Ch'êng-ên
ISBN : 0802198848
Genre : Fiction
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The classic Chinese novel: “Imagine a combination of picaresque novel, fairy tale, fabliau, Mickey Mouse, Davy Crockett, and Pilgrim’s Progress” (The Nation). Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth-century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original. “Mr. Waley has done a remarkable job with this translation.” —Helena Kuo, The New York Times “The irreverent spirit and exuberant vitality of it portraiture . . . make it an entertainment to which Mr. Waley’s witty translation has obviously contributed not a little.” —The Times (London) “Told with immense gusto, and quite apart from its deeper meaning and wise proverbial sayings it is full of entertainment.” —The Guardian
Category: Fiction


Author : David Kherdian
ISBN : 9780834824904
Genre : Fiction
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Part spiritual pilgrimage, part historical epic, the folk novel Journey to the West, which came to be known as Monkey, is the most popular classic of Asian literature. Originally written in the sixteenth century, it is the story of the adventures of the rogue-trickster Monkey and his encounters with a bizarre cast of characters as he travels to India with the Buddhist pilgrim Tripitaka in search of sacred scriptures. Much more than a picaresque adventure novel, Monkey is a profound allegory of the struggle that must occur before spiritual transformation is possible. David Kherdian's masterful telling brings this classic of Chinese literature to life in a way that is true to the scope and depth of the original.
Category: Fiction


Author : Wu Ch'eng-en
ISBN : 9780141930107
Genre : Fiction
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Monkey depicts the adventures of Prince Tripitaka, a young Buddhist priest on a dangerous pilgrimage to India to retrieve sacred scriptures accompanied by his three unruly disciples: the greedy pig creature Pipsy, the river monster Sandy – and Monkey. Hatched from a stone egg and given the secrets of heaven and earth, the irrepressible trickster Monkey can ride on the clouds, become invisible and transform into other shapes – skills that prove very useful when the four travellers come up against the dragons, bandits, demons and evil wizards that threaten to prevent them in their quest. Wu Ch’êng-ên wrote Monkey in the mid-sixteenth century, adding his own distinctive style to an ancient Chinese legend, and in so doing created a dazzling combination of nonsense with profundity, slapstick comedy with spiritual wisdom.
Category: Fiction


Author : Julie E. Czerneda
ISBN : 9781101166857
Genre : Fiction
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Some of today's top science fiction writers explore the futures that might have been, including original stories from Julie E. Czerneda and other great names in the genre.
Category: Fiction

The Trickster Figure In American Literature

Author : Winifred Morgan
ISBN : 9781137344724
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book analyzes and offers fresh insights into the trickster tradition including African American, American Indian, Euro-American, Asian American, and Latino/a stories, Morgan examines the oral roots of each racial/ethnic group to reveal how each group's history, frustrations, and aspirations have molded the tradition in contemporary literature.
Category: Literary Criticism