November 27, 2006

Journey to the West and India

Aside from the obvious Buddhist connection, the epic Journey to the West's Monkey King is reputed to also come from the Hindu Hanuman from Valmiki's Ramayana. So we have a story about Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism drawing characters from a Hindu text. Facinating. One of these days, I'll make a time line of these things.

Posted by torque at November 27, 2006 7:06 AM | TrackBack