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Journey to the West

Journey to the West (西游记, Xi You Ji), is a Chinese drama adapted from Wu Cheng'en's novel of the same title, directed by Yang Jie. It was aired in China by CCTV in 1986 for season 1 and 2000 for season 2.

Journey to the West poster

“Journey to the West” poster

Basic information

Original title (Chinese): 西游记
Phonetic title: Xi You Ji
English title: Journey to the West
Language: Mandarin
Country: CN China
Runtime: 45 minutes
No. of episodes: 25 (season 1), 16 (season 2)
No. of seasons: 2
Genre: Period drama, Historical fiction drama, Fantasy drama
Director: Yang Jie
Scriptwriter: Dai Yinglu, Zou Yiqing, Yang Jie
Original story: Wu Cheng'en's novel of the same title
Executive producer: Wang Feng, Ruan Ruolin
Producer: Yang Jie
Production company: CCTV, China Television Production Center
Broadcast network: CCTV
Broadcast period: 1986 (season 1), 2000 (season 2)

Plot

An account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Tang Shen who traveled to the "Western Regions", that is, Central Asia and India, to obtain Buddhist sacred texts (sutras) and returned after many trials and much suffering.

Some scenes in Journey to the West - 1

Some scenes in Journey to the West - 2

Some scenes in Journey to the West - 3

Some scenes in “Journey to the West”

Cast

Season 1

Season 2

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