The Journey to the West

The Journey to the West

Vol. 3

Book - 1980
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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 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, c1980
ISBN: 9780226971537
0226971538
Branch Call Number: WU
Characteristics: 453 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Yu, Anthony C. 1938-

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