The Journey to the West by Wu Chengen

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How did Xuan Zang overcome the trials of conquering the demon creatures in The Journey to the West?

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The Journey to the West was written by Wu Chengen. It is largely a collection of stories about Chinese legends and folklore . In part of the book, Xuanzang goes on an expedition in search of the Buddha's scriptures. As he travels along the path, he faces a treacherous and troubling journey. He must conquer demon creatures. Xuanzang uses the power of the goddess of mercy to protect himself against the...

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