Drunken Buddha the

Author(s): Ian Fairweather

Art History

In 1965, UQP first published Ian Fairweather's The Drunken Buddha. His iconic translation of an ancient Chinese novel, illustrated with his paintings, was praised by scholars and readers alike. Fairweather was fascintated by Chinese calligraphy and possessed great knowledge of popular Buddhism; his translation retains the spirit of both the original work and popular Chinese literature in general. This new edition celebrates Fairweather's creative legacy; and the classic tale of Buddhist monk Chi-Tien, often drunk and irreverent but nonetheless considered a saint, continues to resonate.


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General Fields

  • : 9780702253461
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : January 2015
  • : 251mm X 221mm X 25mm
  • : Australia
  • : January 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ian Fairweather
  • : Hardback
  • : 50th anniversary e.
  • : Ian Fairweather
  • : en
  • : 180