Ian Fairweather: The Drunken Buddha

By Ian Fairweather


In 1965, the University of Queensland Press first published Ian Fairweather's The Drunken Buddha. His iconic translation of an ancient Chinese novel, illustrated with his paintings, was praised by scholars and readers alike. This 50th anniversary edition showcases his fascination with Chinese calligraphy and great knowledge of popular Buddhism; his translation retains the spirit of both the original work and popular Chinese literature in general.

108 pages
Hardcover Colour Illustrations