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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 Hsuan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published February 15th 1984 by University Of Chicago Press (first published November 1st 1980)
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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
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"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...more
Dipa  Raditya
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
One of the best and most engrossing series I've ever read. Imaginative and fantastic.
I'm a fan of Monkey!
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