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After Several Lives in the Sea of Suffering She Had Purified the Waves – Journey to the West, Part 2

Now that I am finished working on my Korean textbook, I can catch up on the Literati corner as well.  This post will cover volume 2 of Journey to the West in my edition, which includes chapters 16 through 33.  … Continue reading

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When An Egg Was Turned Into A Monkey To Complete the Great Way – Journey to the West, Part 1

This year, my Literati Corner selection will be Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en.   I will be splitting it into six parts that will be reviewed in posts between each of my regularly scheduled series.  This novel is at … Continue reading

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The 9th Annual Silk Screen Asian Film Festival – April 25th through May 4th, 2014

This year’s 9th annual Silk Screen Asian Film Festival will kick off in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 25th with a Red Carpet Gala culture and costume party. This event includes a jazz performance, a live auction, ethnic food and dance, … Continue reading

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Book Burning and Exam Hell – The Scholars, Part 2

Starting in chapter two, The Scholars is set in the Ming Dynasty, specifically in the reign of Emperor Chenghua (1447-1487). This is over 100 years later than Mian Wang in chapter one. Even though Jingzi Wu was using the Ming … Continue reading

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Book Burning and the Ideal Scholar – The Scholars, Part 1

Our next reading selection is the Rulin Waishi (儒林外史), or The Scholars, by Jingzi Wu (1701-1754). Written in 1750 during Qing Dynasty rule, the author sets it in the Ming Dynasty in order to critique his own social milieu without … Continue reading

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