Originally published in 1923, this edition of The Travels of Fa-hsien was translated into English by H. A. Giles (1845 1935), a scholar of Chinese language and culture who helped popularize the Wade-Giles system for the Romanization of the Chinese languages. The Travels relates the story of Fa-hsien's journey from Central China across the Gobi Desert, over the Hindu Kush, and through India down to the mouth of the Hoogly, where he took a ship and returned to China by sea, bringing with him the books of the Buddhist Canon and images of Buddhist deities. This is a fascinating text that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Buddhism and Chinese literature."
  • ISBN13: 9781107685321
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00116
Publication DateOctober 10, 2011
Primary CategoryLiterary Criticism/Asian - General
Publisher ImprintCambridge University Press

The Travels of Fa-Hsien (399 414 A.D.), or Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms

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