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Unformatted text preview: EACS 4A 3.8.10 Xuanzang &#2; 602 born 622 ordained as a Buddhist monk 629 leaves Tang capital of Changan, starting his pilgrimage to India 645 returns to Changan and is received by Emperor Taizong the construction of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (at modern day Xi-an) to house the scriptures Xuanzang brought back (after being back the scriptures he spent the rest of his life translating them) 664 dies What we dont well understand: How we get from the historical event (Xuanzangs 7 th c. pilgrimage) to the novel, Journey to the West &#2; , which appeared around 1600. Journey to the West (Monkey , in Arthur Waleys translation): Tripitaka &#2; (Xuanzang) and his animal companions: Monkey &#2; Pigsy &#2; Sandy &#2; The white horse &#2; Tripitaka: have the most problem with being faithful to his religion Monkey: Overconfident, arrogant, EGO, self-centeredness...
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