Ding-hwa HSIEH

Paper cutout of Xuanzang (602–664), a monk during the Tang dynasty who endured great troubles as he traveled to India to retrieve Buddhist scriptures. His adventures were the basis of the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West.

Xuanzang of the Tang dynasty was one of the most influential figures in the history of Chinese Buddhism. He is best known for his sixteen-year pilgrimage to India in search of the true Buddhist teachings, from which he

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:47-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on Xuanzang (Xuánzàng 玄藏)|Xuánzàng 玄藏 (Xuanzang)

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