The Lazy Monk (懒僧)

The weary monk Tangseng and his three troublemaking disciples have now been traveling for over fourteen years. They arrive at a city near the Indian border just in time for the annual Lantern Festival, when three Buddhas come down from the sky and gather up large quantities of special lamp oil. Unfortunately these are not true Buddhas but monsters. They grab Tangseng and spirit him away to their cave. The monkey king Sun Wukong must…

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The Nine Headed Lion (九头狮子)

The Buddhist monk and his three disciples finally approach the western border of China. They find themselves in a kingdom where it hasn’t rained for three years because the prefect has angered the King of Heaven. Sun Wukong brings rain and, of course, trouble. Continuing their journey, they meet a prince and his three sons. The sons want to learn how to use the disciples’ magic weapons, but one night the magic weapons are stolen…

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The Journey to the West, Books 25, 26 and 27

This book contains the full text of the 25th, 26th and 27th stories in our Journey to the West series for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here are unchanged from the three original books except for minor editing and reformatting. In Great Peng and His Brothers, the travelers arrive at a tall mountain and must confront three powerful demons: a blue-haired lion, an old yellow-tusked elephant, and a huge terrifying bird.…

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The Dharma Destroying Kingdom (破法王国)

Ignoring a warning from the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Tangseng and his three disciples enter a city whose king has vowed to kill 10,000 Buddhist monks and has already finished off 9,996. The travelers must avoid being killed and figure out how to show the king the error of his ways. Later, the Monkey King Sun Wukong flies over a mountain and sees a large demon with 30 little demons, all blowing fog from their mouths. This…

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