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Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures
Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures | Wu Cheng'en, Timothy Richard, Daniel Kane
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China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself. No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted--unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures traveling to the Western paradise. More than anything else, though, the Monkey King loved mischief and rule-breaking, and was sure he was the most powerful creature in the world. But after defeat and punishment for his tricks, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be disciplined and good enough to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures—and enlightenment--to China. Readers of all ages will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploits--whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead or the palace of Buddha himself—and find themselves captivated as the Monkey King joins Hsuan Zhang and their companions the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand and the equally mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West. Despite the tale's ancient origins, Journey to the West proves as fresh and engaging an adventure as anything written today.
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Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures | Wu Cheng'en, Timothy Richard, Daniel Kane
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This is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty- an account of the legendary pilgrimage of a Buddhist monk who travelled to the "Western Regions" (Central Asia and India) to obtain Buddhist sacred texts and returned after many trials and much suffering. It‘s one of THE Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, the others being Romance of The Three Kingdom, Water Margin and Dream of The Red Chamber.

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Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures | Wu Cheng'en, Timothy Richard, Daniel Kane
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My eclectic buying spree. Had a debate with my brother in law about the TV show Monkey and decided to try the book.

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Journey to the West | Cheng'en Wu, William John Francis Jenner
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Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures | Wu Cheng'en, Timothy Richard, Daniel Kane
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The monkey Sun Wukong becomes a pilgrim of the monk Xuanzang, who was instructed by the Buddha to go to India to take Buddhist sutras and bring them home to China.
Along the way they encounter many calamities but with the help of others and a lot of magic no real harm ever comes to them. The journey is at once an adventure story, and an extended allegory in which enlightenment can only be achieved with the help of others. #1001books