The Journey to the West, Revised Edition

The Journey to the West, Revised Edition


Author : Cheng'en Wu
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 0226971317
Pages : 576 pages
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The story of Xuanzang, the monk who went from China to India in quest of Buddhist scriptures.


The Journey to the West, Revised Edition

The Journey to the West, Revised Edition


Author : Anthony C. Yu
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 0226971406
Pages : 576 pages
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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 JOURNEY BEGINS

THE JOURNEY BEGINS


Author : G.J. Warton
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1477130551
Pages : 226 pages
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Life in The Pits has become pretty boring for Timmy Truskett. He has no friends, lives in a shabby house in run-down part of town with his alcoholic father, and spends much of his time on his own. Having lost his mother at an early age, he has been ridiculed by children and adults alike for as long as he can remember. He longs for an existence where he can be accepted by others for who he is, not for the type of clothes he wears or the area that he is from. Approaching his 13th birthday, something extraordinary happens to him, something that will thrust him into a world beyond his belief, and one in which there appears little or no chance of escape. He will be exposed to many emotions that he has never experienced before. He will have to work out who to trust, who to listen to, and more importantly, who can help him in his mission to escape. He will be exposed to immense danger, love, hate, jealousy, greed and above all, will have to make choices that someone his age should never have to make on their own, and have a strong belief in himself and his new friends in order to get back to his old world, which all of a sudden doesn't seem as bad as it was. With the help of some intriguing characters, such as the talking birds and the dwarfs, he finds out that this is no ordinary place. It is a place where the unbelievable becomes believable, and the impossible become possible. Does he have the courage and the will to stand up for himself in a world where there are many rules, and the children are watched over day and night? He soon discovers that there is more to life than he had ever imagined, and maybe, just maybe, it was his chance to show everyone he was not the type of boy to be ridiculed.


Sessional papers. Inventory control record 1

Sessional papers. Inventory control record 1


Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Travels Through Switzerland, Italy, Sicily, the Greek Islands to Constantinople, Through Part of Greece, Ragusa, and the Dalmatian Isles

Travels Through Switzerland, Italy, Sicily, the Greek Islands to Constantinople, Through Part of Greece, Ragusa, and the Dalmatian Isles


Author : Thomas Watkins (A.M.)
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Pages : pages
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Intelligent Decision Support Systems—A Journey to Smarter Healthcare

Intelligent Decision Support Systems—A Journey to Smarter Healthcare


Author : Smaranda Belciug
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3030143546
Pages : 271 pages
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The goal of this book is to provide, in a friendly and refreshing manner, both theoretical concepts and practical techniques for the important and exciting field of Artificial Intelligence that can be directly applied to real-world healthcare problems. Healthcare – the final frontier. Lately, it seems like Pandora opened the box and evil was released into the world. Fortunately, there was one thing left in the box: hope. In recent decades, hope has been increasingly represented by Intelligent Decision Support Systems. Their continuing mission: to explore strange new diseases, to seek out new treatments and drugs, and to intelligently manage healthcare resources and patients. Hence, this book is designed for all those who wish to learn how to explore, analyze and find new solutions for the most challenging domain of all time: healthcare.


Transformation: A Personal Journey Through the British Transformers Comic Volume 1: 1984-1987

Transformation: A Personal Journey Through the British Transformers Comic Volume 1: 1984-1987


Author : Stuart Webb
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1326372750
Pages : 306 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (326 users)

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Starting in 1984, the British Transformers comic wasn't just a successful toy advert, it taught a generation of British schoolboys how to read through its exciting action packed pages. With sales that vied with 2000AD writers Simon Furman and Bob Budiansky created a generation of fan boys that have never looked back. Stuart Webb was one such reader, and in 2012 he began a journey looking through every single issue of the series, commenting on its highs and lows. He became the first person to look at every backup strip, every comedic cartoon and each editorial and how they worked together to create the most thorough exploration of a publishing phenomenon ever undertaken. It's also personal, full of humour and silliness and even the occasionally thoughtful moment. The final result is an essential read, for Transformers fans, and those interested in the history of Marvel comics in the UK and the impact this comic had on an entire generation.


A Journey Through England

A Journey Through England


Author : John Macky
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Examination of the Forest Plan Revision Process in Region 1

Examination of the Forest Plan Revision Process in Region 1


Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
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Pages : 181 pages
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The Travels of Pedro Teixeira

The Travels of Pedro Teixeira


Author : Pedro Teixeira
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Pages : 292 pages
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bk. 1. pt. 1 and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels

bk. 1. pt. 1 and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels


Author : United States. War Department
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Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, Etc

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, Etc


Author : Reginald Heber
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Pages : pages
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Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa

Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa


Author : Heinrich Barth
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Pages : 514 pages
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The Life, Travels and Books of Alexander Von Humboldt. With an Introduction by R. Taylor. [Signed, R. H. S.]

The Life, Travels and Books of Alexander Von Humboldt. With an Introduction by R. Taylor. [Signed, R. H. S.]


Author : R. H. S.
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The Travels Volume One

The Travels Volume One


Author : Marco Polo
Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1504063201
Pages : 728 pages
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Volume One of the thirteenth-century Venetian explorer’s famous travelogue, recounting his historic journeys through Asia and his encounters with Kublai Khan. In 1271, Marco Polo embarked from Venice on a voyage to China. Together with his father and uncle, he came upon the court of the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan. After twenty years in the service of the Great Khan, the Polos returned home—only for Marco to be taken prisoner during a conflict between Venice and Genoa. While detained, Marco recounted the incredible stories of his many travels—through China, Burma, Sumatra, India, and Siam, across the Gobi Desert and the mountains of Tibet, encountering strange customs, religions, fabrics, and spices—to his fellow prisoner, the scribe Rustichello da Pisa. Marco Polo’s epic travelogue brought vivid depictions of the Far East to medieval Europe, offering a fascinating glimpse into lands and cultures previously unknown to Western scholars. The first book of this two-volume edition encompasses Polo’s journeys through the Middle East and Central Asia, and his introduction to Kublai Khan.


A Journey Round the Coast of Kent

A Journey Round the Coast of Kent


Author : L. Fussell
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Pages : 304 pages
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The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series

The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series


Author : L. Frank Baum
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1847533140
Pages : 572 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

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L. Frank Baum originally published 14 Oz books. Presented here in The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series, are the first 7 books. The first one being the famous 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' The books are still sure to delight all ages.