The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang / Edition 1

The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang / Edition 1

by Sally Wriggins
ISBN-10:
0813365996
ISBN-13:
9780813365992
Pub. Date:
11/25/2003
Publisher:
Basic Books
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The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang / Edition 1


The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang tells the saga of the seventh-century Chinese monk Xuanzang, one of China's 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 Asia's important leaders at that time. In this revised and updated edition, Sally Hovey Wriggins, the first Westerner to walk in Xuanzang's footsteps, brings to life a courageous explorer and devoutly religious man. Through Wriggins's telling of Xuanzang's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813365992
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/25/2003
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 394,256
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.87(d)

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