Description Journey to the West is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. It was written in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty and . Page 1. Journey to the West. Wu Cheng−en. Page 2. Table of Contents. Journey to the. Topics Journey, West, Monkey King, Monkey, King, Wu, Cheng'en, Ruzhong, Journey to the West, Chinese Literature, Fiction, Chinese, Literature, Novel. The first is Sun Wukong, or Monkey, whose given name loosely means awakened to emptiness, trapped by the Buddha for defying Heaven.

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Episode 31 of Yo-Kai Watch has the characters kidnapped by a yokai and forced to act out the events of Journey of the West. The album Journey to the West is the soundtrack to the musical stageplay Monkey: Journey to the West. The soundtrack itself is only based upon, but not a direct recording of the musical. The novel describes events which occurred between chapters 61 and 62 of Journey to the West.

He uses the Monkey King's quest to become equal to a god to compare the feelings of the main character, a Chinese immigrant, who is struggling to fit into American society. In the children's novel Michael and the Monkey King by Alan James Brown, the Monkey King's mythical journey to the west becomes a modern-day quest to save the lives of a young boy's parents.

Mark Salzman 's second book The Laughing Sutra partially re-imagines the Journey to the West in the context of late 20th century Chinese history. Stories of the Monkey King and Chinese heroes are referenced throughout. Part III. Episodes consist of 1—4 chapters and usually involve Xuanzang being captured and having his life threatened while his disciples try to find an ingenious and often violent way of liberating him.

Although some of Xuanzang's predicaments are political and involve ordinary human beings, they more frequently consist of run-ins with various demons, many of whom turn out to be earthly manifestations of heavenly beings whose sins will be negated by eating the flesh of Xuanzang or animal-spirits with enough Taoist spiritual merit to assume semi-human forms. He appears right away in chapter The most intelligent and violent of the disciples, he is constantly reproved for his violence by Xuanzang.

Ultimately, he can only be controlled by a magic gold ring that Guanyin has placed around his head, which causes him unbearable headaches when Xuanzang chants the Ring Tightening Mantra.

A reliable fighter, he is characterised by his insatiable appetites for food and women, and is constantly looking for a way out of his duties that causes significant conflict with Sun Wukong.

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He is a quiet but generally dependable and hard-working character who serves as the straight foil to the comic relief of Sun and Zhu. He was saved by Guanyin from execution to stay and wait for his call of duty.

He appears first in chapter 15 but has almost no speaking role as throughout the story he mainly appears as a horse that Xuanzang rides on. Part IV Chapter The return journey to the Tang Empire and the aftermath in which each traveller receives a reward in the form of posts in the bureaucracy of the heavens.

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Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand. The Book of Strange New Things. Michel Faber. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A Street Cat Named Bob.Journey to the West has a strong background in Chinese folk religion, Chinese mythology and value systems; the pantheon of Taoist immortals and Buddhist bodhisattvas is still reflective of some Chinese religious beliefs today.

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