The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang

Cover Art for 9780813365992, The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang by Sally Wriggins
ISBN: 9780813365992
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Published: 31 December, 2003
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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Walk the Silk Road with the Buddhist monk who crisscrossed the Asian continent and prompted a great cultural exchange between India and China. The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang tells the saga of the seventh-century Chinese monk Xuanzang, one of Chinas great heroes, who completed an epic sixteen-year-long journey to discover the heart of Buddhism at its source in India. Eight centuries before Columbus, this intrepid pilgrim traveled 10,000 miles on the Silk Road, meeting most of Asias important leaders at that time. In this revised and updated edition, Sally Hovey Wriggins, the first Westerner to walk in Xuanzangs footsteps, brings to life a courageous explorer and devoutly religious man. Through Wrigginss telling of Xuanzangs fascinating and extensive journey, the reader comes to know the contours of the Silk Road, Buddhist art and archaeology, the principles of Buddhism, as well as the geography and history of China, Central Asia, and India. The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang is an inspiring story of human struggle and triumph, and a touchstone for understanding the religions, art, and culture of Asia.

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