Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature) : China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself.
No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted - unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures traveling to the Western paradise. More than anything else, though, the Monkey King loved mischief and ruleâbreaking, and was sure he was the most powerful creature in the world.
But after defeat and punishment for his tricks, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be disciplined and good enough to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures - and enlightenment - to China.
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