The Journey to the West

The Journey to the West

Book - 1980-
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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.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980-
ISBN: 9780226971506
0226971503
Branch Call Number: FIC Wu 3583ul 1
Characteristics: 4 v.
Additional Contributors: Yu, Anthony C. 1938-

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