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四大名 著 Sì dà míngzhù. Four Great Classical Novels. Luxi Dan Feng Chinese101. Four Famous Chinese Classics: Journey to the West (“Monkey King”) 西遊記  Xī Yóu Jì Water Margin 水浒传 S hui Hu Zhuan Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三国演 义

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four great classical novels



Four Great Classical Novels


Dan Feng Chinese101


Four Famous Chinese Classics:

    • Journey to the West (“Monkey King”) 西遊記 XīYóuJì
    • Water Margin 水浒传 Shui Hu Zhuan
    • Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三国演义
    • Dream of the Red Chamber 红楼梦 HóngLóuMèng
compare cultures

Classic American Novels:

    • The Great Gatsby
    • The Scarlett Letter
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Of Mice and Men
  • All about human nature
  • Classic Chinese Novels:
    • About China as a nation
    • Government protects country from foreigners and rebels
    • Historical
    • Chinese aristocracy
    • Punishment -- enlightenment
Compare Cultures
new findings

Journey to the West (“Monkey King”) 西遊記 XīYóuJì

    • Monkey King is not the main character
    • Summary: Story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang on his pilgrimage to India. He meets four friends – Sun Wukong (the Monkey King), Zhu Bajie (Pig), ShaWujing , Yulong (Dragon Prince in the form of a white horse) who help him on his journey in order to obtain enlightenment and forgiveness for their sins
New Findings

Discover how the novels reflect Chinese culture and social values (national pride, Buddhism, etc.)

  • Both cultures’ books are hard to read !!!