By Sally Hovey Wriggins
The Silk street trip with Xuanzang tells the saga of the seventh-century chinese language monk Xuanzang, one in all China's nice heroes, who accomplished an epic sixteen-year-long trip to find the center of Buddhism at its resource in India. 8 centuries ahead of Columbus, this intrepid pilgrim traveled 10,000 miles at the Silk street, assembly such a lot of Asia's very important leaders at the moment. during this revised and up to date version, Sally Hovey Wriggins, the 1st Westerner to stroll in Xuanzang's footsteps, brings to lifestyles a brave explorer and devoutly non secular guy. via Wriggins's telling of Xuanzang's interesting and broad trip, the reader involves comprehend the contours of the Silk street, Buddhist artwork and archaeology, the foundations of Buddhism, in addition to the geography and background of China, primary Asia, and India. The Silk street trip with Xuanzang is an inspiring tale of human fight and triumph, and a touchstone for figuring out the religions, paintings, and tradition of Asia.