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  • Monkey King: Journey to the West

    Author: Wu Ch'eng-en
    Published by: Penguin Books Ltd

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One of China’s Four Great Classical Novels, Monkey King was written anonymously during the Ming dynasty and is most commonly attributed to Wu Cheng’en, the son of a silk-shop clerk from east China.

It recounts a Tang-dynasty monk’s quest for Buddhist scriptures, accompanied by an omni-talented kung-fu Monkey King called Sun Wukong; a rice-loving divine pig; and a depressive man-eating river-sand monster.

Comparable to The Canterbury Tales or Don Quixote, the tale is at once a comic adventure story, a humorous satire of Chinese bureaucracy, a spring of spiritual insight and an extended allegory in which the group of pilgrims journeys towards enlightenment.

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Author
Genre
Publisher
Type
Binding
  • Hardback
Cat. No.
  • 5043446
EAN
  • 9780141393445
ISBN
  • 9780141393445