The Weight of the Monkey King’s Staff: A Literary Origin

Sun Wukong’s magic staff is famed in popular culture for its ability to grow and shrink but less so for its great weight. The latter quality is best demonstrated in chapter 56 when human bandits attempt and fail to pick up the 8.8 ton weapon: Sticking the rod into the ground, Pilgrim said to them, … Continue reading The Weight of the Monkey King’s Staff: A Literary Origin