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Robot Mastery

Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide, by David and Nadia Oxford – The Mega Man series is pretty difficult (I could never get much of anywhere in any of them, although I watched my brother win the first seven), but … Continue reading

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Dragon-Infested Waters

Dragons are pretty common in Chinese mythology, serving as the protectors of various aspects of nature. Four of them are regarded as the rulers of the seas, and are known as the Long Wang, implying that they know how to … Continue reading

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Wheels of Fire

I wanted to feature some aspect of mythology associated with fireworks, what with the Fourth of July and all. The best I could come up with through Google was the Chinese hero and deity Li No-Cha, or Nezha. He fought … Continue reading

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A Jaded Monarch

The Jade Emperor is a significant character in Journey to the West, in which Sun Wukong challenges his rule over the universe for no real reason other than because he wanted recognition. He’s more or less the head of the … Continue reading

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The Monk and the Monkey

Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng’en, translated and edited by Anthony C. Yu – This classic of Chinese literature, first published in the sixteenth century, is quite loosely based on the real-life pilgrimage of the seventh-century Buddhist monk Xuanzang … Continue reading

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The Yama Yama Man

It’s pretty well known that Buddhism started in India, but eventually became much more popular in eastern Asia. Also, while Siddhartha Gautama apparently started Buddhism as an alternative to Hinduism, it came to take on many aspects of the earlier … Continue reading

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