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Text Journey to the west - part 2

TLF ID M013856

This is the second part of a Chinese folk story dating back 1,300 years called the Journey to the west: preparing for the great journey. The story is about finding three magical companions - a monkey, a pig and a strongman - for a monk who is going on a dangerous journey. The resource is 15 web pages and includes text, illustrations, arrows at the top of the resource to turn the pages forward and back, and a home button to return to the beginning of the story. The second page reviews part 1 of the story and the last page includes information about the monk.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the year 7 English curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions about: identifying and exploring events, issues and characters represented in texts from different historical, social and cultural contexts; and comparing the ways that language and images are used to create character and to influence emotions and opinions. The illustrations and vocabulary used to describe the characters, particularly Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, is useful to examine here.
  • It is also relevant to the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority, particularly the first organising idea that the peoples and countries of Asia are diverse in ethnic background, traditions, cultures, belief systems and religions. The information included on the last page of the story about the monk, Xuanzang, and the Buddhist religion is useful here.
Year level


Learning area
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Asia Society
  • Organization: Asia Society
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia Society
  • Organization: Asia Society
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
  • © 2013 Asia Society. This material may be downloaded, copied, used and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.