The Journey to the West, Volume 2

The Journey to the West Volume The Journey to the West volume comprises the second twenty five chapters of Anthony C Yu s four volume translation of Hsi yu Chi one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature The fantast

  • Title: The Journey to the West, Volume 2
  • Author: Wu Cheng'en Anthony C. Yu
  • ISBN: 9780226971513
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Journey to the West, volume 2, comprises the second twenty five chapters of Anthony C Yu s four volume translation of Hsi yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen year pilgrimage of the monk Hs an tsang 596 664 , one of China s most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disThe Journey to the West, volume 2, comprises the second twenty five chapters of Anthony C Yu s four volume translation of Hsi yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen year pilgrimage of the monk Hs an tsang 596 664 , one of China s most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.

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    1. By this point, Cheng'en's novel has found its groove and sticks pretty closely to it. We're over the initial exposition and into the more procedural portion of the story. Weak but wise Sanzang, brave but cocky Monkey, strong but greedy Pig and the somewhat extraneous fourth wheel Friar Sand are on their journey to the West, subduing demons and rescuing their mortal human master left and right. There's a certain sameness to some of their adventures, and not a lot of character development, as this [...]

    2. This is the second volume of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of the Chinese classic, "The Journey to the West." As with the first volume, it is quite different than I'd originally anticipated. Far from being a dry, difficult, worthy tome, it is filled with taunts, trickery, battles, monsters, and a generous helping of poetry. The narrative is episodic and repetitive, but connections between the various events help thread it together. I had intended to read a chapter a day, but was often [...]

    3. The Journey to the West-Volume 2 was a excellent and Chinese classic, fantasy book. I enjoyed it so much and loved it from beginning to the end. In each task and action in this journey was thrilling and captivating that made me feel that I was going along with the pilgrims searching for the scriptures from Buddha's western heaven. The translation was great.I know that I have a third volume to go. Trust I'll read it once I get my hands on it. As for the volume # 2. I rate with 5 top stars. Even t [...]

    4. THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST, THE CHINESE WIZARD OF OZ, THREE MUSKETEERS, DON QUIXOTE AND PILGRIM'S PROGRESS----FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA —-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF"The Journey to the West" (西遊記, Xi You Ji) is perhaps the most beloved book in China. It is once a great action, travel and adventure story, a mythic and phantasmagorical Odyssey and Quest, an epic of Buddhist pilgrimage and devotion, a comic classic, a tale of brotherh [...]

    5. See Greg's review. A lonnnng story, but then it encompasses years of travel (and travail!) by the three disciples and the Master. Further on the enlightenment of the beings. Some of the stories are longer in this Volume II. Monkey is still impatient, Pig coarse, and Friar Sand impetuous, and Master Sanzang seems along for the ride. As always, in dealing with the monsters they encounter, they display those characteristics. Important in Chinese history. Some nice poetry here and there."When many y [...]

    6. I don't know what to say about this book. Perhaps I should just copy/paste my thoughts regarding the first book here and just add the comment "it's as annoying as the first book". Perhaps even MORE annoying than the first book because, well, at least in the first book everything seems to be new, you are getting to know the characters a little bit better and the reason why things happen that way. This book seems to be the predecessor of all the fillers in the world and is basically "Sanzang and h [...]

    7. lo admito, mi stamina ya está de bajada. Tuve que tomar una semana de descanso leyendo otras cosas, porque me empalagué un poco, por eso le puse 3 estrellas. La culpa no la tiene el libro, sino yo por leerlo maratónicamente. Tienes que leerlo con más tiempo. Obviamente se iba a volver tedioso después de 800 páginas, qué tanta variedad puede haber en las aventuras de un monje de 40 años? Las historias funcionan muy bien independientemente. Podrían ser buenos cuentos para niños para ante [...]

    8. My thoughts on this book are essentially the same as The Journey to the West, Volume 1, so I don't think an entirely new review is necessary. I'll make a fleshed-out review of the collective work once I'm all done with all of the volumes, which will take a while!

    9. The translation is throughly, clear, and well annotated. The journey itself really reminded me a lot of old Taoist and Buddhist myth and legend and well feel that I got from my childhood. I'm reading this a few pages a night with my son, and the legendary aspects can be pretty violent at times, and the humor is often startling.

    10. Where the first volume was largely table-setting and worldbuilding, the second settles into a picaresque rhythm of demon-fighting and Bodhisattva intervention. Terrifically fun and inventive within its tight formal constraints.

    11. The second of the three volumes of "Journey to the West" continues with the four pilgrims in their search of the scriptures from the Buddha's Thunder monastery in the western heaven One volume more to go!

    12. Since I decided to be a chaperone for Jenny's trip to China in the spring, I figure I should learn some more about the country. This is a recommendation from wikitravel/en/China.

    13. It was slow to get through this in different parts, but it's amazing how the formulaic nature doesn't get TOO old. Any complaints are definitely not with the translation, which is stellar.

    14. Red Boy and the competition with the Three Daoists and Guanyin! Some of my favorite mini-plots are in this volume.

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