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By Guo Xiaoting,Victoria Cass,John Robert Shaw

Follow the bright and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to develop into certainly one of China's maximum folks heroes!

Ji Gong studied on the nice Ling Yin monastery, an incredible temple that also levels up the steep hills above Hangzhou, close to Shanghai. The Chan (Zen) Buddhist masters of the temple attempted to show Ji Gong within the spartan practices in their sect, however the younger monk, following within the footsteps of different nice ne'er-do-wells, extraordinary himself in general via getting expelled. He left the monastery, turned a wanderer with infrequently a formal piece of garments to put on, and completed nice renown—in seedy wine outlets and ingesting establishments!

This might have been the place Ji Gong's tale ended. yet his unorthodox form of Buddhism quickly made him a hero for renowned storytellers of the track dynasty period. Audiences overjoyed in stories the place the mad outdated monk ignored—or even mocked—authority, defied good judgment, by no means missed the wine, but nonetheless controlled to avoid wasting the day. Ji Gong continues to be well known in China even this present day, the place he usually appears to be like because the clever outdated drunken idiot in videos and television indicates. In Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong, you will learn how he has a rogue's knack for exposing the corrupt and legal whereas nonetheless pursuing the dual delights of enlightenment and intoxication. This literary vintage of a touring martial arts grasp, scuffling with evil and righting wrongs, will entertain Western readers of all ages!

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