Great Chinese Classic Part III: 西游记 (Journey to the West)

Journey to the West is a novel that you have probably heard about before… but do you know what it’s about? Read on to find out!
西游记 – Journey to the West
In Journey to the West, Buddha has hidden sacred scriptures, those of which can only be found by someone who is worthy. A Buddhist monk, Xuanzang, sets out to find these scriptures. He travels along the Silk Road and finds the “Monkey King,” Sun Wukong. Along the way, the two fight monsters, evil spirits, and all sorts of danger. After returning with the texts, Xuanzang and Su Waking are rewarded with enlightenment.

There are 11 comments

  1. Nicholas Y.

    Cool article, Maya! Journey to the West sounds like a great novel to read. I will definitely consider it. Thanks for writing this article!

  2. Chelsea Bai

    Journey to the West is one of the famous Chinese,非常喜欢阅读四大名著,看到你写的文章使我再一次身临其境的感受了一遍 西游记。

  3. Sabrina Pan

    I used to watch this when I was a kid but I never really knew who these characters were but now I know after reading this article.

  4. Justin Cui

    Wow! This story was a HUGE part of my childhood, but I didn’t know this much until now! I used to just think that a monk and his disciples were just traveling with no clear objective. Now that I’m older, I understand the story and the motives. You’ve just made the story better, thank you!

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