Timothy Richard traveled to China in 1868 as a Baptist
missionary. When other missionaries were attempting to stamp out
the popular local tales of gods and heroes such as The Monkey
King's Amazing Adventures, Thomas Richard championed them for
the universal messages of spiritual challenge and growth they
contain. He is also the author of Forty-five Years in
Daniel Kane is the Head of Chinese from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. He was visiting scholar at the Department of Chinese at Peking University in 1988 and 1993 and Cultural Counselor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in 1996.