Trouble in Heaven (in Traditional Chinese) (天宮裡找麻煩)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #2
In this, the 2nd book in our Journey to the West series, things begin to unravel for Sun Wukong, as he starts to see the consequences of his outrageous actions. While trying to defend his troop of monkeys, he manages to offend the underwater Dragon King, the Dragon King’s mother, all ten Kings of the Underworld, and the great Jade Emperor himself. Finally, goaded by a couple...
The Immortal Peaches (in Traditional Chinese) (仙桃)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #3
In this, the 3rd book in our Journey to the West series, we wrap up the story of Sun Wukong’s early years, before he joins the monk Xuanzang’s little band of travelers and journeys to the West. Once again the Monkey King’s unlimited ambitions and uncontrolled appetites land him in deep trouble. He is given a job in heaven taking care of the Emperor’s Garden of Immortal...
The Magic Ginseng Tree (神奇的人参树)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #10
In this, the 10th book in our "Journey to the West" series, the monk Tangseng and his disciples have been traveling for two or three years. They arrive at a secluded mountain monastery which turns out to be the home of a powerful master Zhenyuan and an ancient and magical ginseng tree. As usual, the travelers’ search for a nice hot meal and a place to sleep quickly turns...
The Journey to the West, Books 1, 2 and 3
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of the first three books – Rise of the Monkey King, Trouble in Heaven, and The Immortal Peaches – in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese.
The Journey to the West, Books 4, 5 and 6
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of books 4, 5 and 6 in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here are The Young Monk, The Emperor in Hell, and The Journey Begins.
The Rise of the Monkey King  (猴王的诞生)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #1
"The Rise of the Monkey King" is the first book in the "Journey to the West" series of stories by Jeff Pepper and Xiao Hui Wang. We learn how the little stone monkey is born, becomes king of his troop of monkeys, leaves his home to pursue enlightenment, receives the name Sun Wukong (literally, “ape seeking the void”) from his teacher, and returns home to defend...
The Rise of the Monkey King (Large Print Edition) (猴王的诞生)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #1, Large Print Version
"The Rise of the Monkey King" is the first book in the "Journey to the West" series of stories by Jeff Pepper and Xiao Hui Wang. We learn how the little stone monkey is born, becomes king of his troop of monkeys, leaves his home to pursue enlightenment, receives the name Sun Wukong (literally, “ape seeking the void”) from his teacher, and returns home to defend ...
The Rise of the Monkey King (in Traditional Chinese)  (猴王的誕生)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #1
"The Rise of the Monkey King" is the first book in the "Journey to the West" series of stories by Jeff Pepper and Xiao Hui Wang. We learn how the little stone monkey is born, becomes king of his troop of monkeys, leaves his home to pursue enlightenment, receives the name Sun Wukong (literally, “ape seeking the void”) from his teacher, and returns home to defend ...
Trouble in Heaven  (天宫里找麻烦)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #2
In this, the 2nd book in our Journey to the West series, things begin to unravel for Sun Wukong, as he starts to see the consequences of his outrageous actions. While trying to defend his troop of monkeys, he manages to offend the underwater Dragon King, the Dragon King’s mother, all ten Kings of the Underworld, and the great Jade Emperor himself. Finally, goaded by a couple...
Trouble in Heaven (in Traditional Chinese) (天宮裡找麻煩)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #2
In this, the 2nd book in our Journey to the West series, things begin to unravel for Sun Wukong, as he starts to see the consequences of his outrageous actions. While trying to defend his troop of monkeys, he manages to offend the underwater Dragon King, the Dragon King’s mother, all ten Kings of the Underworld, and the great Jade Emperor himself. Finally, goaded by a couple...
The Immortal Peaches  (仙桃)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #3
In this, the 3rd book in our Journey to the West series, we wrap up the story of Sun Wukong’s early years, before he joins the monk Xuanzang’s little band of travelers and journeys to the West. Once again the Monkey King’s unlimited ambitions and uncontrolled appetites land him in deep trouble. He is given a job in heaven taking care of the Emperor’s Garden of Immortal...
The Immortal Peaches (in Traditional Chinese) (仙桃)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #3
In this, the 3rd book in our Journey to the West series, we wrap up the story of Sun Wukong’s early years, before he joins the monk Xuanzang’s little band of travelers and journeys to the West. Once again the Monkey King’s unlimited ambitions and uncontrolled appetites land him in deep trouble. He is given a job in heaven taking care of the Emperor’s Garden of Immortal...
The Young Monk  (小和尚)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #4
In this, the 4th book in our Journey to the West series, we leave the imprisoned Sun Wukong behind, and tell the story of Xuanzang, the monk chosen by the Buddha to undertake the dangerous journey westward to India and bring sacred wisdom back to China. Unlike the previous books which told of Sun Wukong’s great adventures (and misadventures) across heaven and earth, this...
The Emperor in Hell (狱里的皇帝)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #5
This, the 5th book in our "Journey to the West" series, starts innocently enough, with two good friends chatting as they walk home after eating and drinking at a local inn. One of the men, a fisherman, tells his friend about a fortuneteller who advises him on where to find fish. This seemingly harmless conversation between two minor characters triggers a series of events that..
The Journey Begins  (西游开始)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #6
This story, the 6th in our Journey to the West series, marks the end of the first section of the novel, as we wrap up the preliminaries and begin the actual journey. Several threads and key characters from earlier books come together. Taizong, the great emperor of the Tang Dynasty who spent most of Book Five trapped in the underworld, selects the young monk Xuanzang to ...
The Monster of Black Wind Mountain  (黑风山的妖怪)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #7
In this, the 7th book in our Journey to the West series, we tell the story of the first few months of the journey itself. Tangseng is accompanied by his disciple, the short-tempered Monkey King Sun Wukong. They first encounter a mysterious river-dwelling dragon, then run into serious trouble while staying in the temple of a 270 year old abbot. Their troubles deepen when they me
The Hungry Pig  (很饿的猪)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #8
In this, the 8th book in our Journey to the West series, we meet the pig-man Zhu Bajie, who becomes Tangseng’s second disciple. In his previous life, Zhu was the Marshal of the Heavenly Reeds, responsible for the Jade Emperor’s entire navy and 80,000 sailors. But unable to control his appetites, he got drunk at a festival and attempted to seduce the Goddess of the Moon. The ...
The Three Beautiful Daughters  (三个漂亮的女儿)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #9
In this, the 9th book in our Journey to the West series, we meet another new disciple: the river-dwelling monster Sha Wujing (literally, “Sand Aware of Purity” or “Sand Seeking Purity”) who was once the Curtain Raising Captain but was banished from heaven by the Yellow Emperor for breaking an extremely valuable cup during a drunken visit to the Peach Festival. Later, the ...
The Magic Ginseng Tree (神奇的人参树)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #10
In this, the 10th book in our "Journey to the West" series, the monk Tangseng and his disciples have been traveling for two or three years. They arrive at a secluded mountain monastery which turns out to be the home of a powerful master Zhenyuan and an ancient and magical ginseng tree. As usual, the travelers’ search for a nice hot meal and a place to sleep quickly turns...
The Monster’s Secret (妖怪的秘密)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #11
Coming soon!
The Seven Treasures (七好的东西)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #12
Coming soon!
The Art of War: A Step-by-Step Translation  (孙子兵法)
The Art of War is the most disruptive and revolutionary book ever written about human conflict. Written in the fifth century BC during the Warring States period of ancient China and attributed to the legendary Master Sun (Sunzi), the book turned traditional thinking about warfare on its head. It advocates a radical ...
Dao De Jing in Clear English, With Step-by-Step Translation  (道德经)
The Dao De Jing (also called the Tao Te Ching) was written more than 2,500 years ago and is considered one of the most important books in world literature. Coming in at only 5,000 Chinese characters, its timeless wisdom has inspired millions of people around the world and serves as one of the cornerstones of the ...
Dao De Jing in Clear English (Pocket Edition)  (道德经)
The Dao De Jing (also called the Tao Te Ching) was written more than 2,500 years ago and is considered one of the most important books in world literature. Coming in at only 5,000 Chinese characters, its timeless wisdom has inspired millions of people around the world and serves as one of the cornerstones of the ...
Sanzi Jing (Three Character Classic), With Step-by-Step Translation (三字经)
The Three Character Classic, or Sanzi Jing, is one of the Chinese classic texts. It was probably written in the 13th century and attributed to Wang Yinglin (王應麟, 1223–1296) during the Song dynasty. This book, by the best-selling writing team of Jeff Pepper and Xiao Hui Wang, is both a workbook for people learning to read and write Chinese characters, and also an ...
Mulan, Woman Warrior  (木兰女战士)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 240 Word Vocabulary
The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is always the same: a ...
Mulan, Woman Warrior (in Traditional Chinese)  (木蘭女戰士)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 240 Word Vocabulary
The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is always the same: a ...
Dragon Island  (龙岛)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin for Beginning Readers
Dragon Island is a wonderful book for English-speaking children who are learning to read Chinese. It tells the story of Amy, a young girl who travels with her cat to Dragon Island, meeting three magical dragons and helping them solve a problem. The story is told in pictures, with accompanying text in simplified ...
Sanzi Jing (Three Character Classic), With Step-by-Step Translation (三字经)
The Three Character Classic, or Sanzi Jing, is one of the Chinese classic texts. It was probably written in the 13th century and attributed to Wang Yinglin (王應麟, 1223–1296) during the Song dynasty. This book, by the best-selling writing team of Jeff Pepper and Xiao Hui Wang, is both a workbook for people learning to read and write Chinese characters, and also an ...