Author Events, Literature

Symposium in Honor of Anthony C. Yu

On May 27 and 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the University of Chicago is hosting a symposium in honor of Professor Anthony C. Yu (1025 E. 58th Street). Yu is translator and editor of the Journey to the West series and the forthcoming abridgment of The Journey to the West titled The Monkey and the Monk. The symposium, Pleasure and Passion in Chinese Literature, will gather Yu’s student’s friends, and colleagues in Chinese and Comparative literature whose work has been influenced by his scholarship.
Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk, finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting and meaningful episodes without taking anything away from their true spirit.