Questions tagged [journey-to-the-west]

Questions about the Chinese novel 'Journey to the West', which was published in the 16th century and is attributed to Wu Cheng'en. Use this tag with [chinese-literature].

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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 ...