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西遊記 Xī yóu jìL and folk epic mixes satire allegory and history into a rollicking tale It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits gods demigods demons ogres monsters and fairie

西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 吴承恩; traditional Chinese 吳承恩; pinyin Wú Chéng'ēn ca – or – 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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  • Steve

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìI kind of regret buying this book I thought it looked like a fun little read when I saw it in the mythology section so I picked it up several years agoWhy regret it when I enjoyed it? I could have enjoyed MORE of it You see I found out much later that Monkey is an abridged version of Journey to the West This is one of the four classic Chinese novels I've read and generally loved the other three Romance of the Three Kingdoms Outlaws of the Marsh and Dream of Red Mansions Now I've read an abridged version of the last one when I would have much preferred to read the full unabridged text I'll still have to do that at some pointStill I can recommend this book pretty enthusiastically to some people at there Reading the other three books mentioned above I undoubtedly tried to sell you on them directly or indirectly Perhaps you were even a bit interested However I recognize that the other three thousand page mons


  • Katie Lumsden

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìAn interesting if strange read like nothing I've read before It's funny historically interesting and at times very engaging if somewhat hard to get into


  • Adrian

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìIts funny I read about 50 pages of this then lost the thread and started struggling with who was who to such an extent that I put it down for a few monthsAfter this break I then went back about 20 pages and started again This time it stuck I sailed through the rest of the book and really enjoyed it I think if I hadn't of struggled it might have been 5 stars but all in all I think 4 is a fair mark


  • Roy Lotz

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìPerhaps because I have been reading too many political books—inevitably dreary—I found Monkey to be almost electrifyingly delightful from the beginning to the very end When I bought the book used on a whim I knew virtually nothing about it other than it was a famous Chinese classic Thus I vaguely expected something rather dry and edifying; so I was delighted was instead I found the inspiration for one of my great childhood loves Dragon Ball Indeed while admittedly lacking in animation Monkey is just as silly and wonderful as Goku’s exploits—with the added benefit of giving you bragging rights for reading itWell perhaps I should not feel too proud as Monkey is an abridgement of a much larger work Journey to the West which is than six times longer But as the original book is episodic—consisting of misadventure after misadventure on the way to India—the reading experience of this shorter version is seamless as it merely consists of fewer episodesAuthorship of this book


  • David

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìKudos to Arthur Waley for somehow reducing this 100 chapter classic of ancient Chinese literature into a 30 chapter abridgment that makes sense Certainly many hard choices were made along the way There is almost none of the florid court poetry that the original has in abundance and many fun adventures wound up on the cutting room floor but what remains captures the spirit humor suspense and moral lessons of Wu Cheng'en's Xi You Ji Journey to the WestBecause this was published in 1943 all spellings follow the Wade Giles guidelines instead of the cleaner truer Hanyu Pinyin This will hardly matter to readers with little knowledge of Chinese pronunciation but I


  • Neaz

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìMonkey is Arthur Waley's delightful rendition of Wu Cheng en's Journey to the West one of China's four great classical novels This abridged version provides English readers with an experience that would otherwise have been inaccessible


  • Graham

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìThe last thing I'd expect a hundreds of years old slice of classic Chinese literature to be is fun but that's exactly what MONKEY is It's great fun It's a delight to read a thoroughly modern action adventure storyline that embodies the classic 'journey' narrative and packs it to the brim with all manner of outlandish incident and constant humourThe only difficulty with


  • Celia

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìAccording to WikipediaJourney to the West is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng'en It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literatureThe novel is an extended account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Xuanzang who traveled to the Western Regions that is Central Asia and India to obtain Buddhist sacred texts sūtras and returned after many trials and much sufferingIn the book the monk is named Tripitaka His three disciples Monkey Pigsy and Sandy accompany him on his journeyI am glad that I read this book because it is a Chinese classic However I thought the story hard to follow Therefore I can give it only3 starsThe copy I read is the abridged version I think


  • Akemi G.

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìI read this in Japanese so I cannot comment about the uality of the English translation Part adventure journey part human comedy disguised as fantasy Very cynical to government bureaucracyFor those who are wondering about the complete translation of this classic There have been multiple versions of this because authorship in the old China is not what you assume People added their own fancy as they hand copied the books and it's hardly possible to distinguish which part is authentic Again I cannot comment about this specific version but it just might be a good idea to start with this rather than the longer version


  • Jim Peterson

    西遊記 Xī yóu jì doc í Paperback read » srlltd 西遊記 Xī yóu jìMonkey is a magical tale of fantasy and adventure in the Tang Dynasty 618–907 of imperial China At around 350 pages this translation is actually a short version of the 2000 some page Journey to the West which was written in the 16th century It is a very important book throughout Asia and considered one of the four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature A Japanese friend of mine assures me that 98% of Asians know the story of Journey to the West whether through the book directly or its numerous spin offsAlthough Monkey is an abridgement it doesn’t read like one It really feels like a full story Most of what was omitted consists of individual adventures along the pilgrims’ journey to India to fetch Buddhist scriptures Sinc