Kyc There are two complete translations of “Journey to the West”. . “Monkey” is Arthur Waley’s delightful rendition of Wu Cheng-en’s “Journey to the West”, one. renowned translator of Chinese and Japanese literature, Arthur Waley. .. When Arthur Waley abridged and translated Journey to the West in , he gave. THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST Translated and Edited by Anthony C. Yu. IN Arthur Waley, the foremost British translator of Chinese and.

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Sanzang is super attractive. That said, it retains the very classic style that I haven’t seen anywhere besides these Chinese novels. Monkey, the Trickster God, is assigned to guard a monk traveling to the west in search of fabled sutras. Somehow it survived a translation from Chinese to English, and the passing of years or something like years, I’m not sure exactly when it was written.

First of all life is humourous, the best part of life is laughter, and this book has plenty of that, and what is more uses it as a gentle didact I had no idea wets was a an actual book, never mind translated and available in Penguin classic walej There are so many doodles and extracurricular musings in the margins that I’m not sure I paid attention to anything the teachers ever said.

He can transform himself—either disguising himself as another being or appearing as an inanimate object. It maybe the fault of the translation. Sep 27, Steve rated it really liked it.


The version I went for is the Arthur Waley translation. You have behaved wdst a cruelty that ill becomes one of your sacred calling. Perhaps you were even a bit interested.

I actually read the version based on the Dest Jenner translation available for free on silkpagoda. View all 8 comments.

Monkey: The Journey to the West

This only seems to come up as a deus ex machina. But I’m not angry that I read this book. Monkey himself is a great protagonist; he starts off as completely annoying, but the reader gradually warms to him as the narrative progresses.

A lot of the scenes ended almost as abruptly as they began and left me with questions hangin Readable introduction to one of the four Chinese literary epics. ShenmoChinese mythologyfantasynovel.

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As it was an ebook, I can’t say for sure how long it was, but if it was abridged it was not by much. First of all life is humourous, the best part of life is laughter, and this book has plenty of that, and what is more uses it as a gentle didactic tool. Journey to the West may be roughly divided into three parts: That event shifts the direction of the wrst. And poor old Pigsy who hase always been tempered by his greed, is promoted to an altar cleanser i. wley

The poems were quite skillfully translated thoughI must say. How could I consent to lose my original yang and destroy the virtue of Buddhism, to leak my true sperm and fall from the humanity of our faith? The “journey to the west” in question is a trip from China to India to fetch some scriptures.


Monkey: The Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en

Some of the challenges require brute force but in many cases they are battles of wits. A Guide tue Teaching. I wasn’t a very good student explained further in my Woman in the Dunes reviewand pretty much didn’t read it, though I think I at least started it. July 12th, Review: The original was chapters long and after trying to read more scholarly arfhur I foun Monkey – Great Sage and Equal of Heaven. I read this in Japanese, so I cannot comment about the quality of the English translation.

Then such and such happened. They meet several bodhisattvas and fight fierce monsters, before finally arriving at Buddha’s palace. Overall, I am glad to be able to say that I ghe read this book. That’s alllll from Wendy. I’m not well versed in that, but even I can recognize similarities in some things I’ve seen. I’m not sure I’ll ever find or want to read the full version. This happens so many times. Reading the other three books mentioned above, Athur undoubtedly tried to sell you on them directly or indirectly.

They attempt to realize different goals, providing two different interpretations and portrayals of the same story.