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Ultimate Journey Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment

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ISBN-10: 0679781579

ISBN-13: 9780679781578

Edition: 2002

Authors: Richard Bernstein

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In 629, the revered Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang set out across Asia in search of the Ultimate Truth, and to settle what he called “the perplexities of my mind.” From the Tang dynasty capital at Xian through ancient Silk Road oases, over forbidding mountain passes to Tashkent, Samarkand, and the Amu-Darya River, across Pakistan to the holiest cities of India–and back again–his sixteen-year journey was beset with every hardship imaginable. Pilgrimage complete, Hsuan Tsang wrote an account of his trek that is still considered one of the classics of Chinese literature. In 1998, Richard Bernstein, venerated journalist and Time magazine’s first Beijing bureau chief, retraced the steps of Hsuan…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

How Many Springs Do We See?
Leaving the Ba River Behind
The Fugitive Monk
The Ghost Town
The Long Dead
The Bombing of Belgrade
The Horror of Home
The Torugart Pass
Genghis Khan's Ancestors
The Bridge Nobody Crosses
Self-Annihilating Arguments
An Orphanage in Amritsar
The Maharaja of Ruin
A Detour to Hong Kong
The Holy Places
The Synagogue of Calcutta
The Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram
To the Kunjerab Pass
The Nightmare Bus to Khotan
The Southern Oases to Dunhuang
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