One of the most famous Chinese legends concerns the Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known to the Chinese as a character from Journey to the. Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a mythological figure who features in a body of legends, which can be traced back to the period of the Song dynasty. He appears as a main character in the 16th century Chinese classical novel Ruyi Jingu Bang · Hanuman · Jade Emperor. Netflix's upcoming series 'The Legend of Monkey ' is the latest adaptation of Asian literature to be accused of whitewashing. After many showdowns with the fearless Monkey King, the heavenly army have suffered numerous humiliating defeats. Please do not copy without permission. About Vision Times Vision Times tells the world everything about China in today's context. Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in. Then YEN-LO-WANGthe God of Death, lodged a formal protest.