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The Four Journeys

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The Four Journeys

The Four Journeys (Chinese: 四游记; pinyin: Sì Yóujì) is a collection of four shenmo novels consisting of: Journey to the North, Journey to the South, Journey to the East, and Journey to the West.

  • The Journey to the North (composed during the Ming dynasty) is on the apotheosis of True-Warrior (Chen-wu, Zhen-wu) as Mysterious-Heaven Supreme-Emperor (Hsuan-t'ien Shang-ti, Xuan-tian Shang-di).
  • The Journey to the South was composed by Yu Xiangdou.
  • The Journey to the East was composed by Wu Yuan-tai (fl. 1522-1526).
  • The Journey to the West is composed by Yang Zhihe, and not to confuse it with Wu Cheng'en's epic novel Journey to the West.


  • Gary Seaman (tr.) : Journey to the North. U of California Pr, 1987.
  • Journey to the Northlist of personages in the
  • "Journey to the North"Divine Authorship of the .


These four Chinese novels are distinct from "The Four Journeys in Mysticism" known to the Ṣūfī (Seyed Safavi : "The Practice of Mysticism" -- In :- TRANSCENDENT PHILOSOPHY, Vol. 2, 2001).

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