The Journey to the West Questions and Answers
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Is the journey to the West a pointless journey?

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Journey to the West is a Chinese novel published in the sixteenth century during the Ming dynasty. The novel is attributed to Wu Cheng’en and is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

The novel is noted for both its journey motif as well as its satirical nature, specifically with regard to Chinese bureaucracy. The novel ties together many aspects of Chinese culture, including mythology,...

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