Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang

ISBN-10: 0813365996

ISBN-13: 9780813365992

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sally Hovey Wriggins

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 11/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Notes on Spelling and Pronunciation
The Pilgrim and the Emperor
Studying in Monasteries
Preparing Himself in Chang'an
Beginning His Journey
Being Lost in the Desert
The Oases of the Northern Silk Road
Staying at the Hami Oasis
Opposing the King of Turfan
Visiting the Monasteries at Kucha
Crossing the Tian Shan Mountains
Meeting the Great Khan
The Crossroads of Asia
Winning Over the King of Samarkand
Poisoning at Kunduz
Visiting Stupas in Balkh
Seeing the Famous Buddhas at Bamiyan
Finding Hidden Treasures in Kapisa
The Land of India
Praying in the Shadow Cave at Jalalabad
Pursuing King Kanishka Around Peshawar
Seeking the Four Great Stupas and the Visvantara Site
Collecting Healing Sutras and Trekking in the Swat Valley
Exploring Monuments at Taxila
Studying the Law in Kashmir
Philosophers and Pirates in Northern India
Fleeing from Robbers in the Punjab
Reaching Mathura, the Heartland of India
Seeing the Sacred Ganges River
Paying Reverence at the Heavenly Staircase
Visiting King Harsha's Kingdom
Pursuing Philosophy and Escaping from Pirates in Ayodhya
Finding the Sandalwood Image at Kausambi
The Buddhist Holy Land
Beholding the Site of the Great Miracle at Sravasti
Seeking the Sacred Traces at Kapilavastu and Lumbini
Paying Reverence at Kusinagara, Where the Buddha Died
Paying Reverence at the Deer Park, in Sarnath
Pursuing Holy Places at Vaisali
Worshipping at the Bo Tree, in Bodh Gaya
Nalanda Monastery and Environs
Meeting the Venerable One
Riding an Elephant to Rajagriha (Rajgir)
Climbing Vulture Peak
Attending Lectures at Nalanda
Lecturing and Writing at Nalanda
Philosophers, Caves, and a Fortune-Teller
Traveling Around the East Coast
Exploring a Rock-Cut Cave in South Kosala
Visiting Andhra and the South
Imagining Simhala (Sri Lanka)
Touring the West Coast
Staying at Nalanda Monastery Again
Meeting with a Fortune-Teller
The Journey Home to China
Meeting King Harsha
Debating in the Grand Tournament
Starting His Journey Back to China
Losing Scriptures in the Indus River
Crossing the Hindu Kush and Pamir Ranges
Stopping at the Kashgar Oasis
Waiting at the Khotan Oasis
Entering the Desert
Back in China
Resting at the Dunhuang Oasis
Triumphant Return to Chang'an
Being Interviewed by the Emperor
Writing the Record of the Western Regions
The Last Years
Licensing of 18,500 Buddhist Monks
Death of the Emperor Taizong
The Emperor Gaozong and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Letters to the Emperors
Xuanzang and a Bird
The Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Final Illness and Death
The Legacy of Xuanzang
Archaeological Legacy
Among Art Historians
Literary Heritage
Translation Legacy
From Specialist to Mainstream
The Silk Road
World History
Notes on Illustrations
Selected Bibliography
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