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吳承恩
Wu Cheng-En  ♂
Aliases:  Ng Sin-Yan
 
Filmography (1950-2016)
 
  Story (17 films)
    The Battle Between Monkey and Gold Spotted Leopard (1950)    
    Monkey's Adventures in the Girls' Kingdom (1950)    
    The Battle Between Ne Zha and the Scarlet Boy (1950)    
    Princess Iron-Fan (1951)    
    Pigsy Takes a Wife (1953)    
    Journey to the West (1956)    
    Pigsy's Marriage (1957)    
    The Birth of the Monkey King (1962)    
    The Road to the West (1962)    
    The Flaming Mountain (1962)    
    Scarlet Boy (1962)    
    Havoc in Heaven (1964)    
    The Monkey Goes West (1966)    
    The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)    
    The Monkey King (2014)    
    The Monkey King 2 (2016)    
    A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three (2016)    
 
 
Biography
 
  ca. 15001582

Wu Cheng'en (Wu Ch'eng-en) ?1504-?1582 Ming-dynasty fiction writer and poet from present day Jiangsu province. His father was a merchant, but liked to read; he passed this interest on to his son who was known early in life for his literary leanings. Nevertheless, Wu repeatedly failed the civil service exams. He was 63 years old when he was appointed to the post of Vice Magistrate in Changxing county, but after only two years was thrown into prison on a trumped-up charge of corruption. The details of the case were eventually brought to light and Wu was offered another position but did not take it up. Wu's poetry focused on the expression of emotions, and for this reason his work has been compared to that of Li Bai. He is best known for the novel Xiyou ji [The journey to the West], famous for its depiction of the antics of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong. Some scholars have disputed Wu Chengen's authorship of the Xiyou ji but the evidence is not conclusive. (renditions.org)