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Wu Chengen

Born: 1500 AD
Died: 1582 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Novelists, Poets


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


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