This book is the latest work by Professor Zhu Hongbo, a renowned scholar on the study of Journey to the West. It is a condensation of the author’s thirty years of research and teaching life. The book is beautifully written and has good flow. It aims to offer fresh and interesting perspectives on Journey to the West. This book first explains why Journey to the West is considered an immortal classic from four aspects: the mythical world, cultural value, artistic value, and imagination. It also introduces the author and different versions of the novel, shares tips for a better reading experience, and provides a comprehensive cognitive map for understanding Journey to the West and its cultural implications.