Journey to the West - 西遊記, xī yóu jì

Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記; pinyin: xī yóu jì) (16th century) (also known as Monkey)

Journey to the West (simplified Chinese: 西游记; traditional Chinese: 西遊記; pinyin: Xī Yóu Jì; Wade–Giles: Hsi-yu chi) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Originally published anonymously in the 1590s during the Ming Dynasty, its authorship has been ascribed to the scholar Wu Cheng'en since the 20th century.

In English-speaking countries, the tale is also often known simply as Monkey. This was one title used for a popular, abridged translation by Arthur Waley. The Waley translation has also been published as Adventures of the Monkey God; and Monkey: [A] Folk Novel of China; and The Adventures of Monkey.

The novel is a fictionalised account of the mythologized legends around the Buddhist monk Xuanzang's pilgrimage to India (known as the Western Regions) during the Tang dynasty in order to obtain Buddhist religious texts called sūtras. The Bodhisattva Guan Yin, on instruction from the Buddha, the historical founder of Buddhism, gives this task to the monk and his three protectors in the form of disciples — namely Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie and Sha Wujing — together with a dragon prince who acts as Xuanzang's steed, a white horse. These four characters have agreed to help Xuanzang as an atonement for past sins.

Journey to the West has a strong background in Chinese folk religion, Chinese mythology and value systems; the pantheon of Taoist immortals and Buddhist bodhisattvas is still reflective of some Chinese folk religious beliefs today.

Part of the novel's enduring popularity comes from the fact that it works on multiple levels: it is an adventure story, a dispenser of spiritual insight, and an extended allegory in which the group of pilgrims journeying toward India stands for the individual journeying toward enlightenment.

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  1. Episode 1 - Birth of the Monkey King
  2. Episode 2 - Put in charge of horses
  3. Episode 3 - The Great Sage wreaks havoc in Heaven
  4. Episode 4 - Imprisoned at Five Elements Mountain
  5. Episode 5 - The Monkey King becomes Tripitaka's bodyguard
  6. Episode 6 - Disaster in Guan Yin temple
  7. Episode 7 - Getting Zhu Bajie by strategy
  8. Episode 8 - Facing three adversities during the tough journey
  9. Episode 9 - Stealing the ginseng fruit
  10. Episode 10 - Three battles with the White Bone Demon
  11. Episode 11 - Cleverly instigating the Monkey King
  12. Episode 12 - Robbing treasure in the Lotus Cave
  13. Episode 13 - Slaying demons in Wuji country
  14. Episode 14 - Battling the Red Boy
  15. Episode 15 - Defeating three demons in a magic power contest
  16. Episode 16 - Interesting encounter in Women's Kingdom
  17. Episode 17 - Three attempts in taking the Palm-leaf Fan
  18. Episode 18 - Cleaning the tower and redressing a grievance
  19. Episode 19 - Entering the Little Thunder Temple by mistake
  20. Episode 20 - The Monkey King becomes a physician
  21. Episode 21 - Falling into the Spiders' Cave by accident
  22. Episode 22 - Four visits to the abyss
  23. Episode 23 - Teaching in Yuhuazhou
  24. Episode 24 - Getting the Jade Rabbit in India
  25. Episode 25 - Arrival in the Land of Pureness

Journey to the West - Season 2 (HD - Eng Subs)
  1. Episode 1 - Dangerous crossing at the River of Heaven
  2. Episode 2 - A rift between master and disciples
  3. Episode 3 - The real and fake Monkey King
  4. Episode 4 - Obstacle at Lion Camel Mountain
  5. Episode 5 - Meeting immortals at Peacock Platform
  6. Episode 6 - Buddha captures the Great Roc
  7. Episode 7 - Heartbreak at Black Water River
  8. Episode 8 - Capturing the Green Bull Demon
  9. Episode 9 - Praying for rain at Phoenix-immortal Prefecture
  10. Episode 10 - Wreaking havoc in Fragrance-covered Hall
  11. Episode 11 - A dead end becomes the way
  12. Episode 12 - Shedding tears on Mist-hidden Mountain
  13. Episode 13 - Rescue in the City of Children
  14. Episode 14 - Catching bandits in Bodhisattva City
  15. Episode 15 - Returning the soul of Benefactor Kou
  16. Episode 16 - Admiring the lanterns in Jinping Prefecture

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