About

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My name is Jim R. McClanahan, and I am a U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper-turned-college graduate with a degree in Anthropology and minors in Chinese and art history. I’m a big fan of the great 16th-century Chinese Classic Journey to the West. This blog will serve as an archive for my research into the historical, religious, and folklore origins of the novel.

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