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The laughing sutra

a novel

by Mark Salzman

  • 364 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Chinese -- United States -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMark Salzman.
      SeriesVintage contemporaries
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3569.A4627 L3 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination263 p. ;
      Number of Pages263
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1566175M
      ISBN 100679735461
      LC Control Number91050089
      OCLC/WorldCa24246805

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Salzman's modern-day adaptation of the Chinese classic *Journey to the West* is a brilliant and touching tale. For those of you familiar with the original, the young hero embarks on a trip to the US in search of the mysterious "Laughing Sutra," much in the manner that the Buddhist monk Tripathika went to India to bring the original sutras back to China/5(24).

The Laughing Sutra, although fiction, is the perfect counterpoint to Salzman's nonfiction book, Iron & Silk. Salzman is the main figure in Iron & Silk, showing the cultural differences between the American and Chinese through his viewpoint/5.

Hsun-ching and his mentor, Colonel Sun, travel from China to San Francisco in their quest for the Laughing Sutra, a text that allegedly holds the key to immortality. PW called this ``a novel whose sincerity, good spirits and imaginative high jinks make up for some weaknesses in prose and narrative momentum.'' (Jan.)/5(6).

The monk's hope while raising him is that one day Hsun-ching will travel to America to retrieve the Laughing Sutra, the only major scripture missing from his collection, but fast the boy must endure ten years hard labor in a commune (all part of Mao's Cultural Revolution).Author: Mark Salzman.

About The Laughing Sutra. Iron & Silk, Mark Salzman’s bestselling account of his adventures as an English teacher and martial arts student in China, introduced a writer of enormous charm and keen insight into the cultural chasm between East and West.

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While this book tells an enlightening adventure story, it also gives insight on world history and scary realities. Adopted by a venerable Buddhist monk, Hsun-ching learns of his mentor's lifelong quest for the Laughing Sutra, purported to hold the key to immortality, which has been taken from China by a San Francisco collector.

Forced into servitude during the Cultural Revolution, on his release Hsun-ching decides to go to America and find the text/5(3). Get this from a library. The laughing sutra: a novel. [Mark Salzman] -- Follow the adventures of Hsun-ching, a naive but courageous orphan, and the formidable and mysterious Colonel Sun, as they travel together from mainland China to San Francisco, risking everything to.

I first encountered Salzman through his book, The Laughing Sutra, which was delightful and joyous and completely enthralled my early high school imagination. I'm glad to find that this, his memoir of growing up obsessed with kung fu, stays true to that absurdist, humorous, enchanting voice that was so fresh and necessary ten years ago/5.

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The Laughing Sutra by Mark Salzman. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

Now Salzman returns to China in his first novel, which follows the adventures of Hsun-ching, a naive but courageous orphan, and the formidable and mysterious Colonel Sun, who together travel from mainland China to San Francisco, risking everything to track down an elusive Buddhist scripture called The Laughing Sutra.

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