Monkey: Journey to the West – Ming Dynasty novel

By |2018-04-18T09:54:11-07:00June 4th, 2017|China, Literature|

Wu Cheng'en wrote his novel, A Journey to the West, in the Ming Dynasty, in the 1500s AD. It's a fictionalized version of the true story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang. Xuanzang broke Chinese law and traveled to India to find out more about Buddhism. He studied at the great university at Nalanda in the [...]