Hsi Yu Chi / Journey To The West / Monkey King Literature

The story of Monkey was written hundreds of years ago (in the middle of the sixteenth century) by the Chinese author and satirist Wu Ch'g-, based on an ancient Chinese legend called "The Monkey King". Its original name was Hsi Yu Chi ("Record of the Journey to the West" in English, "Saiyuki", "Saiyuuki", "Seiyuki" or "Suy Yuw Gey" in Japanese). The full story was HUGE, comparable in size to the bible. There are various English translations of "Hsi Yu Chi", both full length and abridged. Full length versions are usually translated as "Journey to the West", while abridged versions usually have "Monkey" or "Monkey King" in the title. The ones which I am familiar with are listed below.

Full length

"Journey To The West" (University of Chicago Press), Anthony C. Yu [4 volumes].

 [new] Revised Edition (2013)  [new]

On 21 December 2012, a revised edition of the 4 volumes of "Journey To The West" was published by University of Chicago Press.
On 15 February 2013, they were published in the UK.
On 5 Apri 2013, the Kindle editions were released.

Yu, Anthony C., Translator Journey to the West, Volume: 1, 2, 3, 4 - Information about these volumes, and where they may be purchased, from distributors all over the world. It also includes instructions on how you may order them directly from the University of Chicago Press (phone, fax, mail, or electronically using their Shopping Cart facility.).

Old Edition (1980)

Abridged (condensed)

"Monkey" (Penguin Books), Wu Ch'g-. Translated by Arthur Waley, 1942. Paperback. ISBN: 0140441115

Monkey (Penguin Books), Wu Ch'g-. Translated by Arthur Waley, 1942. Paperback. ISBN: 0140441115 Buy from:
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"Monkey" (Shambhala Pubns), Wu Ch'g-. Translated by David Kherdian. Paperback. ISBN: 0877736529

Monkey (Shambhala Pubns), Wu Ch'g-. Translated by David Kherdian. Paperback. ISBN: 0877736529 Buy from:
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"Monkey" (Hilit Publishing Co), Wu Ch'g-. Colour illustrations, paperback. ISBN: 9576290457

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"Monkey King" (Vintage), Timothy Mo. Paperback. ISBN: 0099962101

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"Monkey King" (Piatko Bks), Patricia Chao. Paperback. ISBN: 0749930160

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"Adventures of Monkey King" (Victory P, US), R.L. Gao (Ed.); Barton, M.Johnson-(Ill.). Paperback. ISBN: 0962076511

Adventures of Monkey King (Victory P, US), R.L. Gao (Ed.); Barton, M.Johnson-(Ill.). Paperback. ISBN: 0962076511 Buy from:
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"Monkey, Monkey: The Marvellous Adventures of the Magical Monkey King" (Anchorage P, US), Charles Jones. Paperback. ISBN: 0876022654

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"Super Saiyuki" (Kadokawa Shoten, 1991)  [new]

Nagai's version of Wu Cheng-En's Chinese classic Journey to the West (known in Japanese as Saiyuki), which concerns the many and varied exploits of Monkey, `Great Sage, Equal of Heaven'.
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Other Related Books

"Monkey and the Water Dragon" (Puffin Books), Joanna Troughton. Colour illustrations, paperback. ISBN: 0140384170

Monkey and the Water Dragon (Puffin Books), Joanna Troughton. Colour illustrations, paperback. ISBN: 0140384170 Buy from:
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"The Monkey King and Other Stories" (HarperCollins Canada), edited by Griffin Ondaatje. B/W illustrations. ISBN: 0006479405

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