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form y separately published work icon The New Legends of Monkey series - publisher   film/TV   fantasy   historical fiction  
Adaptation of 西遊記 吳承恩 , 1592 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The New Legends of Monkey
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An adaptation of 西遊記 (Journey to the West), one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, The Legend of Monkey 'follows a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world.'

Source: Media release (https://tv.press.abc.net.au/the-legend-of-monkey-comes-to-life-for-abc-tvnz-and-netflix). (Sighted: 20/04/2017)

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Far from White-Washing, ABC’s Monkey Magic Remake Takes Us Back to Its Cross-cultural Roots Rebecca Hausler , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Conversation , 31 January 2018;

'The much-anticipated series premiere of The New Legends of Monkey aired Sunday night on children’s network ABC ME and is streaming on iView. While your kids may have been enthralled by the kung foolery of it all, older viewers may have found their inner-child chucking a nostalgia-induced tantrum shouting 'It’s not the same!' ' (Introduction)

Monkey Business Yen-Rong Wong , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2017;
'Chinese folktales coloured much of my childhood. From the tale of Chang’e and the moon to nian and its link to the traditions of Chinese New Year, my parents were insistent that my sister and I be exposed to all sorts of stories. I watched a serialised, Chinese drama version of wo hu chang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), a far cry from the English version that was pedalled out to the Western world. And of course, there was xi you ji (Journey to the West).' (Introduction)
Monkey Business Yen-Rong Wong , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2017;
'Chinese folktales coloured much of my childhood. From the tale of Chang’e and the moon to nian and its link to the traditions of Chinese New Year, my parents were insistent that my sister and I be exposed to all sorts of stories. I watched a serialised, Chinese drama version of wo hu chang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), a far cry from the English version that was pedalled out to the Western world. And of course, there was xi you ji (Journey to the West).' (Introduction)
Far from White-Washing, ABC’s Monkey Magic Remake Takes Us Back to Its Cross-cultural Roots Rebecca Hausler , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Conversation , 31 January 2018;

'The much-anticipated series premiere of The New Legends of Monkey aired Sunday night on children’s network ABC ME and is streaming on iView. While your kids may have been enthralled by the kung foolery of it all, older viewers may have found their inner-child chucking a nostalgia-induced tantrum shouting 'It’s not the same!' ' (Introduction)

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