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First published in 1952, The Journey to the West, volume I, comprises the first 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 Hsüan-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 ...
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First published in 1952, The Journey to the West, volume I, comprises the first 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 Hsüan-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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226971506
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1980
  • Series: Journey to the West Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony C. Yu is the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Professor, The Divinity School, Departments of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, and the Committee on Social Thought, The University of Chicago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2003

    Wonderful!!

    I picked up this book out of curiosity, got hooked, and then read all four books by this author! An easy read, I laughed all the way through it and admired the amazing and artistic story. I enjoyed this book for many reasons: the wonderful characters, the rich poetry, the realistic emotions, and the humor that made you smile and laugh throughout the book. It is one of the most famous Chinese folk tales. You can learn so much about a culture through its stories and folk tales! It is somewhat like reading about King Arthur, Shakespeare or any other wide spread and well known European legends/stories that most western countries know. I would recomend from jr. high and up, and don't be intimidated because it is a thick book. Like I said, it's a quick read, and there are notes in the back for the unfamiliar mythological characters, monsters, iconography, etc. that makes the poems and story clear. So go ahead and read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2001

    This book was amazing

    This book was amazing. I cant wait to read the others. I thought it was really cool how it used Chinese poetry to describe a person or a panorama of a scene.

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