Archive for the ‘Journey To The West’ Category

Pearls of Wisdom from Journey to the West

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 by Lara

1) The clever people do all the work: clumsy oafs just sit around.
2) Even a fart can strengthen a breeze.

The Monkey King meets the Amazons in Journey to the West: Chapters 53 and 54

Saturday, May 19th, 2007 by Lara

I’ve just gotten to the part where the four Buddhists get to Womanland. This is amazing stuff, both because of the author’s blindness to any actual desires women might have to live outside the Chinese paradigm, and because there are similar stories in western lit about the land of the Amazons – a men-free zone. And of course there’s the rather dull humor involving male pregnancy, ho ho. But it makes a really nice break from all that tedious demon-busting!