Berkeley, California: Asian Humanities Press, 1988. Second Printing. Paperback. Used - Very Good/Fine. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. Index of Chinese terms. 14 x 21. 5 cm. 200 pp. Item #10267
Monkey is back! All those who enjoyed his adventures in Monkey, Arthur Waley's translation of the classic Chinese novel Hsi-yu chi, will be gratified to find that the outrageous demon has another set of adventures recorded by the seventeenth century Buddhist monk and scholar Tung Yueh in his novel Hsi-yi pu.
This novel, the first conscious exploration of dream in Chinese literature has the light and deft cutting edge of Lewis Carroll's writing, and, like Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, although playful, simultaneously serves as biting social commentary.