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Journey to the West wiki is dedicated to those interested in the legend of Journey to the West, written by author Wu Cheng'en. For over 500 years, the ancient novel has gained popularity worldwide. Its influence spread through media like films, TV, book, video games, et cetera. The story is comprised of various myths from religions like Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Journey to the West is considered one of China's four great classical novels, emphasizing the culture and traditions practiced today by the people in east Asia.

While the book may be fictional, it contains real live events, such as the historical monk named Xuanzang and his pilgrimage to India. As the story goes, the monk Xuanzang, by decree of the Chinese Emperor Taizong, embarks on a journey to India to retrieve sacred Buddhist scriptures called "sutras." Along the path, he meets and converts three disciples. Their names are Sun Wukong (Monkey King), Zhu Bajie (Pigsy), and Sha Wujing (Friar Sand). Together, the four pilgrims journey across dangerous roads, face numerous demons and overcome perilous obstacles. In the end, their accomplishments earn them the titles of enlightened beings. Journey to the West, being passed down for generations, has influenced tens and thousands of readers. Today, people continue to expand the novel's popularity by making films, TV shows, books, and video games. This page is open to fans of Journey to the West all over the world. People who would like to know the story more in detail can access the database here on the Journey to the West wiki!

The Intro

灵根育孕源流出 心性修持大道生

The Divine root Conceives and the Spring Breaks Forth

As the Heart’s Nature Is Cultivated, the Great Way Arises


Before Chaos was divided, Heaven and Earth were one;

All was a shapeless blur, and no men had appeared.


Once Pan Gu destroyed the Enormous Vagueness

The separation of clear and impure began. 


Living things have always tended toward humanity; 

From their creation all being improve.


If you want to know about Creation and Time,

Read Difficulties Resolved on the Journey to the West. 

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