The Last King of Shang, Book 4

April 1, 2024

The corrupt king of Shang continues his siege of West Qi City. His forces camp outside the city gates and send powerful generals and terrifying sorcerers into battle. All are defeated by the rebel Zhou army led by Jiang Ziya. But then the two sons of the king arrive, tricked by a devious magician into fighting on their evil father’s side. This book, the fourth in the series, is based on chapters 51 through 67…

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The Last King of Shang, Book 3

December 6, 2023

In the waning days of the Shang dynasty in ancient China, an epic battle begins between forces loyal to the corrupt Shang king and the rebels of West Qi. The leader of the Shang army, Grand Tutor Wen, desperately recruits  a host of demons, immortals and Daoist magicians to his side. They build ten magic traps to ensnare the West Qi rebels. But the legendary Jiang Ziya, aided by Nezha and the immortals of Mount…

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The Journey to the West in Easy Chinese (paperback edition)

December 30, 2022

This book contains the complete text, in Simplified Chinese, of the entire 31-volume Journey to the West series of graded readers by Jeff Pepper and Xiao Hui Wang. No pinyin, no English, no glossary. 775 pages. Journey to the West is probably the most famous and best-loved novel in China and is considered one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature. The original Chinese novel written by Wu Chen’en in the 16th century…

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