Journey to the West, Volume 4

Journey to the West Volume The Journey to the West volume comprises the last twenty five chapters of Anthony C Yu s four volume translation of Hsi yu Chi one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature The fantastic

The Journey to the West, volume 4, comprises the last twenty five chapters of Anthony C Yu s four volume translation of Hsi yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen year pilgrimage of the monk Hs an tsang 596 664 , one of China s most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciThe Journey to the West, volume 4, comprises the last twenty five chapters of Anthony C Yu s four volume translation of Hsi yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen year pilgrimage of the monk Hs an tsang 596 664 , one of China s most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.

  • ✓ Journey to the West, Volume 4 æ Wu Cheng'en Anthony C. Yu
    239 Wu Cheng'en Anthony C. Yu
Journey to the West, Volume 4

  1. Wu Cheng en simplified Chinese traditional Chinese pinyin W Ch ng n, ca 1505 1580 or 1500 1582, courtesy name Ruzhong , pen name Sheyang Hermit, was a Chinese novelist and poet of the Ming Dynasty, best known for being the probable author of one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, Journey to the West, also called Monkey.

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  1. As the end of the epic journey draws near, the stakes get ever so slightly higher for Sanzang and the three monks Granted, there s still a fair share of monster of the week adventures, but the increased proximity to Vulture Peak and the Buddha, and the crossover into India, make for new situations and unusual plots The final sequence is alternately hilarious, thrilling and anticlimactic, but what wouldn t be a little bit of a letdown after a journey of 45oo pages


  2. I have reached, with sadness, the end of my journey through the four volume, four hundred year old Chinese classic, The Journey to the West I plodded through the lengthy but valuable introduction by the translator, Anthony C Yu, then set off through the hundred fantastical chapters of the story It is not a journey for those who like their fiction in small doses Nor does it fit the mold of most of the fantasy that I love True, there are dragons and monsters and mythic battles, but of the two main [...]


  3. Est chistoso que el 60% de las desgracias que enfrentan los personajes son culpa de descuidos y metidas de pata de seres divinos, y el Buda es un castor latoso Entend algo del mensaje metaf rico del libro seguramente entender a m s si fuera budista o china, pero le an lisis y ensayos y me sirvieron y aprend mucho sobre la filosof a budista china El personaje de Sun Wukong es muy muy bueno y me divirti mucho Me llam mucho la atenci n que cada pa s distante al que llegan sigue las mismas costumbre [...]


  4. THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST, THE CHINESE WIZARD OF OZ, THREE MUSKETEERS, DON QUIXOTE AND PILGRIM S PROGRESS FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR IN CHIEF The Journey to the West , Xi You Ji is perhaps the most beloved book in China It is once a great action, travel and adventure story, a mythic and phantasmagorical Odyssey and Quest, an epic of Buddhist pilgrimage and devotion, a comic classic, a tale of brotherhood and loyalty in t [...]


  5. Remarkable The episodes keep growing perilous, the dangers serious, and the solutions astonishing as we go, peaking at the end It s a slow and subtle build, but to me, entirely satisfying The gender material remains problematic, palatable by virtue of its profound and surely self conscious silliness Everything else is just wonderful, especially once you ve gotten into the rhythm and figured out how much you want to absorb at once.


  6. You d think after the 500th time Monkey was persecuted by the Monk, framed by Piggy, and eventually defeats the demon disguised as who knows what the series would get old.Well, it does to some extent It s a wonderful book, great narrative and humor, but all the demons trials tribulations blend into one huge monkey m lange This is at least the book with closure, which is a good thing after 100 chapters, but the obsessive compulsive person in me must read all the chapters and when the white lotus [...]


  7. A monkey spirit becomes a Taoist master of such caliber that he terrifies even the gods, forcing the Buddha put him in his place To atone for his sins, he is recruited to protect a whiny priest sent to India by his resurrected king to fetch scriptures capable of freeing some abandoned ghosts in the underworld The two then meet up with a pig monster whose appetite for food is matched only for his appetite for sex, and an intimidating river demon who ends up being the only sensible member of the g [...]


  8. I don t know why it took me so long to read The Journey to the West I started the first volume a number of times but was never able to stick with it This time, after getting over the initial hump presented by the first few chapters I was hooked I now understand why Sun Wu K ung is such a popular figure.


  9. The entire story ebbs and flows with moments of high enjoyability, but sadly until a nuanced and explained translation arises, it will be hard for non Chinese speaking audiences to truly appreciate the scope of this work.


  10. i own this book but the author lised here is wrong The author is Anthony C Yu its either that or you are using the wrong cover as this is the cover for Anthony C Yu s book Same goes for volumes 2 4 The best translation until he released his revised works.


  11. The final volume of the 4 volume set I love this shit a 14 year journey, a magic monkey, a fight with monsters every chapter Frodo, you were a wuss.






  12. Since I decided to be a chaperone for Jenny s trip to China in the spring, I figure I should learn some about the country This is a recommendation from wikitravel en China.


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