Journey to the West, Volume 1

By: Yu, Anthony C.

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First published in 1952, "The Journey to the West," volume I, comprises the first 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.

Title: Journey to the West, Volume 1

Author: Yu, Anthony C.

Categories: Eastern Religion, Fiction,

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1980

ISBN Number: 0226971503

ISBN Number 13: 9780226971506

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Eastern Religion

Seller ID: 144969

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 530 pages. "First published in 1592, The Journey to the West, Volume I, comprises the first 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 religous heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures."

Keywords: Hsi-yu Chi, Chinese Literature, Pilgrimage, Monk, Hsuan-tsang, Buddhism, Allegory, Satire, Tale, India, Disciples,