Further Adventures on the Journey to the West
Translated and annotated by Robert Hegel and Qiancheng Li
University of Washington Press, October 2020
Last translated into English nearly fifty years ago, the Hegel and Li bring significant new scholarship to the task of interpreting, translating, annotating, and introducing this new addition of Further Adventures on the Journey to the West, which can be seen as the culmination of the Ming novel. The text brings together selected materials from earlier fiction, with an original and highly imaginative new setting, the Monkey King’s own mind. By developing threads implicit in the parent novel, this sequel demonstrates its author’s sophistication, strong sense of moral commitments, and clear sense of humor as it parodies common human foibles.