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Wu Chengen

Born: 1500 AD
Died: 1582 AD

1500 – Born with literary talent



– around these years, he took the examinations required for government service but failed in such

– major work includes Xiyu Ji, published in 1592 and translated as Monkey in 1942; it was an allegorical novel with story based on the 7th-century pilgrimage by the Buddhist monk Xuanzang


1582 – died with little official posts