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A Record of the Buddhist Religion As Practised in India and The Malay Archipelago (A.D. 671-695)

 
I-Tsing (Author) J. Takakusu (Translator)
Synopsis After the introduction of Buddhism into China, A.D. 67, Fa-hien was the first to make a pilgrimage in India, the holy land of the Buddhists.  His journey, which lasted about sixteen years (A.D. 399-414), was detailed in his Fo-kue-ki.  Next followed the travels of Sun-yun and Hwui-seng, A.D. 518; unfortunately, however, their narrative is very short, and not to be compared with that of the other travelers.  Much later, in the T'ang dynasty, the Augustan age of Chinese Buddhist literature, we have first the famous Hiuen Thsang, of whom we know so much through his work, Si-yu-ki, the Record of the Western Kingdom.  His travels in India covered some seventeen years (A.D. 629-645), and anything that came under his notice was fully recorded in the said work, which is an indispensable text-book for Indian history and geography...
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Bibliographic information

Title A Record of the Buddhist Religion As Practised in India and The Malay Archipelago (A.D. 671-695)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8120616227
length lxiv+240p., Notes; Index; 23cm.