Description: Existing scholarship on the Ming novel Journey to the West has heavily focused on associating the novel’s religious vocabulary and mythical images with various possible religious practices and historical archetypes. Panelists explore new venues of studying the literary masterpiece, proposing four different approaches: literary adaptation, translation studies, a biblical textual research method, and the theory of affect.
Ning Ma, U of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Hongmei Sun, George Mason U
Radovan Skultety, National Taiwan U
Yanbin Cai, U of Hong Kong
Yuanfei Wang, U of Georgia