The Unknown Hsuan-tsang

By: D. Devahuti (ed.)

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This book fills up a significant gap about the information available on the life of the illustrious Buddhist scholar, Hsuan-tsang, who visited India in the seventh century AD. While his experiences and observations from these travels are well documented and easily accessible to the English-speaking world, there is a silence on the years that followed his return to China in AD 645. Works that translated Chinese and Uigur texts on the life of Hsuan-tsang into German and French were in print as early as the 1850s, but have not been available to a wider audience. This book brings together a selection of the available material, freshly translated into English. Devahuti's introduction and summary of life bring out, in sharp focus, the contributions and impact of Hsuan-tsang. This work stands out for its in-depth research and use of original sources. It will be a valuable addition to the existing literature on Hsuan-tsang and Buddhism of the time, and opens new areas for further research and analysis. Printed Pages: 213.

Title: The Unknown Hsuan-tsang

Author Name: D. Devahuti (ed.)

Categories: China, India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2006

ISBN: 0195683498

ISBN 13: 9780195683493

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 023455

Keywords: Hsuang-tsang Hiuen Tsang Tsiang