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Arthur Waley (1889–1966), English orientalist. His translations include "The Tale of Genji" (1926) and "Monkey" (1942).

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Why did Arthur Waley change the title in his translation of Journey to the West?

Journey to the West is a 16th-century Chinese novel whose original title 西遊記 means (according to Wikipedia) "West-Wandering Chronicles". In Arthur Waley's well-known 1942 English translation, he ...