History Literature / JourneyToTheWest

13th Sep '17 3:28:52 AM WolfMattGrey
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* TheQuest/QuestToTheWest: The whole premise and reason for the novel is Xuanzang has to bring the holy books from India, and he needs protection and help on the way, opening the way to a lot of wacky hijinks.

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* TheQuest/QuestToTheWest: QuestToTheWest: The whole premise and reason for the novel is Xuanzang has to bring the holy books from India, and he needs protection and help on the way, opening the way to a lot of wacky hijinks.
13th Sep '17 3:27:56 AM WolfMattGrey
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* TheQuest: The whole premise and reason for the novel is Xuanzang has to bring the holy books from India, and he needs protection and help on the way, opening the way to a lot of wacky hijinks.

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* TheQuest: TheQuest/QuestToTheWest: The whole premise and reason for the novel is Xuanzang has to bring the holy books from India, and he needs protection and help on the way, opening the way to a lot of wacky hijinks.
8th Sep '17 9:03:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* DistressedDude: Being abducted ([[ImAHumanitarian for food]] or otherwise), [[TheDitz deceived]] and [[ButtMonkey generally harassed]] seems to be a main occupation of Xuanzang. Usually just to show how badass Sun Wukong is.

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* DistressedDude: Being abducted ([[ImAHumanitarian ([[ToServeMan for food]] or otherwise), [[TheDitz deceived]] and [[ButtMonkey generally harassed]] seems to be a main occupation of Xuanzang. Usually just to show how badass Sun Wukong is.



* ImpossibleTask: Jumping out of the Buddha's palm.

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* ImpossibleTask: Jumping out of the Buddha's palm. Monkey's legendary leap only takes him to the end of the Buddha's fingers.
1st Aug '17 10:30:04 PM PaulA
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The movie ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' adapts the encounter of Xuanzang and Sun Wukong, complete with the "main" character being named Jason ''Tripitakas'', and just like in ''Journey to the West'', Xuanzang/Jason has the carpet pulled out from under him by the Monkey King. Possibly the prime example thereof, and arguably a Jet Li CrowningMomentOfAwesome, would be that after Jason is explained by Jackie Chan's character to be the "Seeker" and thus the nominal hero, the Silent Monk -- a familiar created by the Monkey King -- looks him over before openly laughing in his face.

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The movie ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' adapts the encounter of Xuanzang and Sun Wukong, complete with the "main" character being named Jason ''Tripitakas'', and just like in ''Journey to the West'', Xuanzang/Jason has the carpet pulled out from under him by the Monkey King. Possibly the prime example thereof, and arguably a Jet Li CrowningMomentOfAwesome, would be that after Jason is explained by Jackie Chan's character to be the "Seeker" and thus the nominal hero, the Silent Monk -- a familiar created by the Monkey King -- looks him over before openly laughing in his face.
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1st Aug '17 6:57:02 PM Eagal
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The movie ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' adapts the encounter of Xuanzang and Sun Wukong, complete with the "main" character being named Jason ''Tripitakas'', and just like in ''Journey to the West'', Xuanzang/Jason has the carpet pulled out from under him by the Monkey King. Possibly the prime example thereof, and arguably a Jet Li CrowningMomentOfAwesome, would be that after Jason is explained by Jackie Chan's character to be [[spoiler:the "Seeker" and thus the nominal hero, the Silent Monk -- a familiar created by the Monkey King -- looks him over before openly laughing in his face]].

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The movie ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' adapts the encounter of Xuanzang and Sun Wukong, complete with the "main" character being named Jason ''Tripitakas'', and just like in ''Journey to the West'', Xuanzang/Jason has the carpet pulled out from under him by the Monkey King. Possibly the prime example thereof, and arguably a Jet Li CrowningMomentOfAwesome, would be that after Jason is explained by Jackie Chan's character to be [[spoiler:the the "Seeker" and thus the nominal hero, the Silent Monk -- a familiar created by the Monkey King -- looks him over before openly laughing in his face]].
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18th Jun '17 5:31:52 PM Wuz
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''Journey to the West'' (Traditional: 西遊記; Simplified: 西游记; Pinyin Xī Yóu Jì; Pronounced roughly ''shee-yo-jee'') is one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature]] alongside ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Literature/WaterMargin'', and ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'', and first published in the 1590s, although it is plainly based on much older folk-legends. It is InspiredBy the pilgrimage undertaken by the Tang dynasty [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who nearly a thousand years earlier travelled to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to study UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} at its source and obtain accurate copies of Buddhist texts known in China only through inaccurate nth-generation copies.

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''Journey to the West'' (Traditional: 西遊記; Simplified: 西游记; Pinyin Xī Pinyin: ''Xī Yóu Jì; Jì''; Pronounced roughly ''shee-yo-jee'') is one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature]] alongside ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Literature/WaterMargin'', and ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'', and first published in the 1590s, although it is plainly based on much older folk-legends. It is InspiredBy the pilgrimage undertaken by the Tang dynasty [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who nearly a thousand years earlier travelled to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to study UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} at its source and obtain accurate copies of Buddhist texts known in China only through inaccurate nth-generation copies.
18th Jun '17 5:31:36 PM Wuz
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''Journey to the West'' (西游记 ''Xīyóujì'' pronounced roughly ''shee-yo-jee'') is one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature]] alongside ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Literature/WaterMargin'', and ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'', and first published in the 1590s, although it is plainly based on much older folk-legends. It is InspiredBy the pilgrimage undertaken by the Tang dynasty [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who nearly a thousand years earlier travelled to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to study UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} at its source and obtain accurate copies of Buddhist texts known in China only through inaccurate nth-generation copies.

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''Journey to the West'' (西游记 ''Xīyóujì'' pronounced (Traditional: 西遊記; Simplified: 西游记; Pinyin Xī Yóu Jì; Pronounced roughly ''shee-yo-jee'') is one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature]] alongside ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Literature/WaterMargin'', and ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'', and first published in the 1590s, although it is plainly based on much older folk-legends. It is InspiredBy the pilgrimage undertaken by the Tang dynasty [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who nearly a thousand years earlier travelled to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to study UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} at its source and obtain accurate copies of Buddhist texts known in China only through inaccurate nth-generation copies.
18th Jun '17 5:29:32 PM Wuz
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''Journey to the West'' (西游记 ''Xīyóujì'' pronounced roughly ''shee-yo-jee'') is one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature]], and first published in the 1590s, although it is plainly based on much older folk-legends. It is InspiredBy the pilgrimage undertaken by the Tang dynasty [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who nearly a thousand years earlier travelled to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to study UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} at its source and obtain accurate copies of Buddhist texts known in China only through inaccurate nth-generation copies.

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''Journey to the West'' (西游记 ''Xīyóujì'' pronounced roughly ''shee-yo-jee'') is one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature]], literature]] alongside ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Literature/WaterMargin'', and ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'', and first published in the 1590s, although it is plainly based on much older folk-legends. It is InspiredBy the pilgrimage undertaken by the Tang dynasty [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who nearly a thousand years earlier travelled to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to study UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} at its source and obtain accurate copies of Buddhist texts known in China only through inaccurate nth-generation copies.
15th May '17 6:54:40 PM Wuz
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''Journey to the West'' has been adapted to television many times - especially in Japan, where the story is called ''Saiyuki'' and the characters are Genjo Sanzo, Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojo, and Son Goku. Many anime series have at least one ShoutOut, and some go for outright plunder (from ''[[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Gensomaden Saiyuki]]'' to, of all things, ''Manga/DragonBall'' - yes, ''that'' Son Goku was inspired directly by ''this'' Son Goku). One Japanese live-action adaption of the 1970s, and its thoroughly gender-bent cast (the role of Xuanzang/Tripitaka/Genjo Sanzo is traditionally played by a woman), is still fondly remembered simply as ''Series/{{Monkey}}'' in English-speaking countries from the irreverent (almost GagDub) [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] translated version, with its annoyingly catchy disco theme-song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zOFAD6e9Bk "Monkey Magic"]] (directly taken from the Japanese broadcast where it was also sung in SurprisinglyGoodEnglish). The most recent TV adaptation as of this writing is 2011's ''Series/{{Journey to the West|2011}}''.

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''Journey to the West'' has been adapted to television many times - especially in Japan, where the story is called ''Saiyuki'' and the characters are Genjo Sanzo, Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojo, and Son Goku.Goku ([[AlternateCharacterReading All just the on'yomi Japanese reading of the Chinese character names]]). Many anime series have at least one ShoutOut, and some go for outright plunder (from ''[[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Gensomaden Saiyuki]]'' to, of all things, ''Manga/DragonBall'' - yes, ''that'' Son Goku was inspired directly by ''this'' Son Goku). One Japanese live-action adaption of the 1970s, and its thoroughly gender-bent cast (the role of Xuanzang/Tripitaka/Genjo Sanzo is traditionally played by a woman), is still fondly remembered simply as ''Series/{{Monkey}}'' in English-speaking countries from the irreverent (almost GagDub) [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] translated version, with its annoyingly catchy disco theme-song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zOFAD6e9Bk "Monkey Magic"]] (directly taken from the Japanese broadcast where it was also sung in SurprisinglyGoodEnglish). The most recent TV adaptation as of this writing is 2011's ''Series/{{Journey to the West|2011}}''.
24th Apr '17 3:05:06 PM Ciara25
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* SummonBiggerFish: As powerful as Sun Wukong and his companions are, occasionally they encounter threats beyond their ability to deal with. Often, they have to get help from Guan Yin, Buddha, or other gods to help subdue the demons they are fighting. Oddly enough, despite the fact that their horse is a transformed dragon, not ''once'' does he change shape to try and help out.

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* SummonBiggerFish: As powerful as Sun Wukong and his companions are, occasionally they encounter threats beyond their ability to deal with. Often, they have to get help from Guan Yin, Buddha, or other gods to help subdue the demons they are fighting. Oddly enough, despite Or, very occasionally, the fact horse, when the author actually remembers that their said horse is ''is a transformed dragon, not ''once'' does he change shape to try and help out.dragon.''
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