Journey to the West (西游记， pinyin: Xi You Ji) by Wu Cheng En (Ming Dynasty, ca. 1500-1580 AD), Traditional Stitched Bookbinding 4-Volume Set
Author/Editor: Wu Cheng En (Ming Dynasty, ca. 1500 - 1580 AD)
Publisher: Beijing Yanshi Publishing Co., Beijing, China (October, 2011 Edition)
Paperback: Traditional Stitched Bookbinding With Hardcover Folds, 696 Pages (4 Volumes)
Language: Simplified Chinese
Product Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 2 in.
Shipping Weight: 3 lb.
“Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng En is one of the so-called Four Great Novels of Chinese Classic literature. The novel is a mythical account of the journey of a Buddhist monk, Xuan Zang of Dang Dynasty (circa. 650 AD) who traveled on foot from the capital city of Chang An to India and brought back Suttra (sacred Buddhist scriptures) to China. In 1942, Arthur Waley translated an abridged version of the work titled “Monkey”.