Tag > “Crazy Monks”
Famous Parallel Figures 4/10: Ji Gong and Joseph of Cupertino
Meet the mad monk and his European counterpart, the flying friar!
Pigsy from Journey to the West
Pigsy's is a story of a man-pig embarking on a sacred journey. But how did that come...MORE
Crescent Moon Spade
It originates from monastic traditions, gets in on fantastic tales as well as the Shen...MORE
Sandy: The Giant Fish-Turned Monk
How does a warrior turned man-eating fish-ogre become a Buddhist friar? Meet Sandy, the...MORE
Audioblog: Cleaning Up After the Qins
History has it that China’s Benedict Arnold was married to a...
The Good, the Bad, and the “Crazy”
In China’s long history, one official stands out for his wickedness. Meet...MORE
Which Classical Chinese Hero Would You Want To Be?
From the heroes of Outlaws of the Marsh to ancients who journeyed...
The Old Man and the Beard (part 2)
Read part 1 In last year’s program I had two...
5 Chinese Heroes You Must Know About
How many heroes in China’s 5,000-year history? Countless. How...
Monkey King Captures Pigsy - From Journey to the West
Pigsy, one of the most memorable characters from Journey to the West, was not always...MORE
Monkey King Defeats the Demon - From Journey to the West
The story of the Monkey King defeating the White Bone Demon, which comes from Journey...MORE
The Good-Bad Monk Lu Zhishen
The main characters in the classic Chinese novel Outlaws of the Marsh are 108...MORE