Journey to the West

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Sun Wu-kong

Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記) is a Chinese fiction book written by Wu Cheng'en.

The story starts with a magical monkey, named Sun Wukong, who was born from a big rock. His mischievous acts of going to Heaven and causing trouble made Buddha punish him by trapping him in a mountain for 500 years. He was released after he promised to help a Buddhist monk go from China to India to get Buddhist holy books. Along the way he, the monk, and two other helpers had many adventures.

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