Wu Cheng En, China. c 1590 Considered to be one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature (along with The Romance of the Four Kingdoms, The Water Margin and The Dream of the Red Chamber), The Journey to the West was first published around 1590 by an anonymous author. Scholars have settled on the 16th century writer Wu Cheng En as the probable creator or assembler of the novel. In China, the novel is also called Monkey; a title that has been used for a number of film and television adaptations of the story. Very little is known...
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