Journey to the West
Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記; pinyin: Xī Yóu Jì; Wade–Giles: Hsi1 Yu2 Chi4) is a Chinese novel. It was published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng'en. It is often called one of the greatest Classic Chinese Novels and arguably the most popular literary work in East Asia. Arthur Waley's 1942 abridged translation, Monkey, is known in English-speaking countries.
|Genre||Gods and demons fiction, Chinese mythology, fantasy, adventure|
|Set in||China, 7th century AD|
|c. 1592 (print)Template:Sfnb|
Published in English
|西遊記 at Chinese Wikisource|
|Journey to the West|
|Literal meaning||"West Journey Record"|
- Kherdian, David (2005). Monkey: A Journey to the West. p. 7.
is probably the most popular book in all of East Asia.