Wu Cheng’en may or may not be the author of The Journey to the West.

Monkeying Around with the Nobel Prize: Wu Chen'en's "Journey to the West"

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  • This drama depicts how Wu Cheng En's life, interests, friends and family influenced his penmanship of one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

    Journey to the West is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. It was written in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng'en.
    The novel is a fictionalized account of the legendary pilgrimage to India of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang, and loosely based its source from the historic text Great Tang Records on the Western Regions and traditional folk tales. The monk travelled to the "Western Regions" during the Tang Dynasty, to obtain sacred texts (sūtras)......

  • Wu Cheng'en and Journey to the West is a TV series adaptation of the novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en. It is a story about Wu Cheng'en and his inspiration for writing the novel while following the legend itself.

    Wu Cheng'en (: ; : ; : Wú Chéng'ēn, ca. –), courtesy name Ruzhong (汝忠), was a and of the . He was born in . He studied in ancient University for more than 10 years.

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    • Wu Cheng'en
      Født 1500
      Huai'an
      Død 1582
      Nasjonalitet Kina

      However, to Wu Chengen is attributed the authorship of one of the most popular and enduring works of the Chinese tradition, The Journey to the West, first published anonymously at least ten years after his death. The local history of Huainan, compiled in 1625, does indeed treat Wu Chengen’s authorship of the novel as established fact. Moreover, throughout the years, his reputation both as a connoisseur of popular tales of the supernatural and as a masterful creator of humorous stories, reinforced the belief that he had composed The Journey to the West.

    Wu Cheng'en (traditional Chinese: 吳承恩; simplified Chinese: 吴承恩, c

    Few facts have been preserved concerning the life of Wu Chengen (wew chuhng-uhn). It is known that he was a native of Huainan, in Jiangsu Province, a town approximately one hundred miles north of Nanjing; that he began to write when he retired from the post of district magistrate; and that he was a friend of one of the leading figures of the revival of classical literature that took place during his lifetime. A handful of his poems can be found in Ming Dynasty anthologies.