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This edition: Journey to the West





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Episode Details

The fierce and powerful Stone Monkey King strikes fear and brings chaos into Heaven and Earth. Now he is chosen by the agent of Buddha to guaranty the safety of a Chinese monk walking the dangerous road to India to bring Buddhist scriptures back to China. Will Monkey be able to achieve this spiritual transformation? Modern performance, contemporary art, and Buddhist philosophers put the story in a rich context. Featured speakers include playwright David Henry Hwang, storyteller Dianne Wolkstein, and renowned translator Professor Anthony Yu of the University of Chicago.

Guest List

David Henry Hwang Author

Dianne Wolkstein Storyteller

Anthony Yu Professor, University of Chicago

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