Imagin8 Press is a book publishing company dedicated to promoting a peaceful world by bridging the divide between different cultures. Our sole focus is on publishing high quality, enjoyable fiction books for English speaking people who want to read and understand Simplified Chinese.




Here are the first two books in our Journey to the West series, based on one of the most famous stories in Chinese literature. All books in the series are written using the 600-word HSK 3 vocabulary. All words not in HSK 3 are defined in footnotes on the page where they first appear. Each page of Chinese characters is paired with a page showing the same words written in pinyin (phonetic spelling). A complete English version and glossary are included at the end.


“I just love these books.  The stories are engaging, the writing is terrific, and the book design is perfect for people like me who are just learning how to read Chinese.  If I see a character that I don’t recognize, I can just look across to the facing page and  read it in pinyin.  And if that isn’t enough, the glossary and English versions at the end give me what I need.  Can’t wait to see more in the series!”

Lu Anne Bourland