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Journey to the West: Volume 3 (The Journey to the West #3)

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The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third 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#252;an-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published November 1st 1980 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1592)
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Robert Sheppard
Jun 14, 2013 Robert Sheppard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

"The Journey to the West" (西遊記, 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 brother
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Dipa  Raditya
May 15, 2013 Dipa Raditya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like any other classics that I've read, the premise that being brought by this gigantic yet epic novel is how to repent your past sins. By keeping your life in the sequence of locomotion, the world has offered you many things to repent your past mistakes. The one you could choose by doing it hesitantly . The story of this epic journey told you about the essence of repentance. Some of us may tried it differently. Fixing our past mistakes may be burdensome. That's what I like to see from this ...more
Britt
Jul 30, 2007 Britt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best and most engrossing series I've ever read. Imaginative and fantastic.
Junius Fulcher
Jul 04, 2008 Junius Fulcher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
See review of vol. 1
Melanie
Jun 13, 2013 Melanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More and more, I ask myself "whatever made people choose this book series as one of the Four Great Classics of the Chinese Literature"? I have yet to find a book as annoying as this one (and the interesting part is that I probably said that to every single Journey to the West book I read until now). No wonder it took me so long to finish reading this one. One would think that, for a book to be this long (it's almost the same as reading War and Peace - TWICE), the story must be intriguing, more o ...more
Jack Ziegler
Nov 01, 2015 Jack Ziegler marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Since I decided to be a chaperone for Jenny's trip to China in the spring, I figure I should learn some more about the country. This is a recommendation from http://wikitravel.org/en/China.
Travis Wagner
Mar 31, 2016 Travis Wagner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"He is like a black bean on a lotus leaf" is one of my new favorite lines in literature.
Hypocrite Lecteur
"Hui-xu-he-xi-xi-chui-hu."
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I'm a fan of Monkey!
Pedro Martinez
A true reading Journey!
G
Jan 23, 2011 G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wu Cheng'en (simplified Chinese: 吴承恩; traditional Chinese: 吳承恩; pinyin: Wú Chéng'ēn, ca. 1505–1580 or 1500–1582, courtesy name Ruzhong (汝忠), 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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