Cover of The Great Tang Dynasty Record of the Western Regions
ISBN: 
1-886439-02-8
Publisher: 
BDK America
Pages: 
248
Publish Date: 
1996
Format: 
Hardcover
Translator(s): 
Li Rongxi
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This is an account of the travels in Central Asia and India of the seventh-century Chinese scholar-monk Xuanzang from 627 CE to 645 CE. This valuable historical document details the geography, customs, industry and govenrment of 100 countries he visted directly and 28 countries about which heard from other people. Complete in one volume. t-vol 51 - 2087.

A Chinese monk's spiritual travelog through India and Central Asia
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Volume 51

The Great Tang Dynasty Record of the Western Regions

The Great Tang Dynasty Record of the Western Regions, generally known as the Records of Western Regions, is an account of Xuan-zhuang’s travels in Central Asia and India from C.E. 627, when he set out from China, until his return in 645, and was compiled on the basis of Xuan-zhuang’s own travel records by his disciple Bian-ji. It deals with such subjects as the state of Buddhism at the time and the geography, customs industry and government of the 110 countries which he himself visited and of 28 countries about which he heard from other people. It is thus a valuable historical document, and recording as it does distances, directions and measurements as well as giving accurate transliterations of native words, it is unsurpassed in its geographical descriptions by any other work. It also serves as an indispensable guidebook in archaeological excavations and expeditions

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Compiled by Bian-ji, translated into the Chinese by as Datang xiyu ji (大唐西域記). 12 fascicles.

Table of Contents

A Message on the Publication of the English Tripiaka     NUMATA Yehan     v
Editorial Foreword     MAYEDA Sengaku    vii
Publisher's Foreword     Philip Yampolsky     ix


Translator's Introduction     Li Rongxi     1
Preface     Jing Bo     5
Preface    Yu Zhining     9

Fascicle I     15
Thirty-four Countries, from Agni to Kāpiśī
     Agni; Kuci; Bālukā; Nujkend; Shash; Feihan; Sutrūshana;
     Samarkand; Mimohe; Kapūtānā; Kuṣāṇika; Khagan; Bukhārā;
     Betik; Horiṣmīka; Kasanna; Tirmidh; Sahāniyan; Kharūn;
     Shūman; Kuvāyana; Wakhsh; Khuttalān; Komidai; Baghlan;
     Hrum-Simingān; Khulm; Baktra; Zumathān; Gūzgānān;
     Talaqān; Kacik; Bāmtyāna; Kāpisī

Fascicle II     49
Three Countries, from Lampā to Gandhāra
     Lampā; Nagarahāra; Gandhāra

Fascicle III     83
Eight Countries, from Udyāna to Rājapura
     Udyāna; Balūra; Takṣaśilā; Siṃhapura; Uraśā; Kaśmira;
     Parṇotsa; Rājapura

Fascicle IV     113
Fifteen Countries, from Ṭakka to Kapitha
     Ṭakka Cinabhukti, Jālaṃdhara, Kulūta; Śatadru; Pariyātra;
     Mathurā; Sthānśsvara; Śrughna: Matipura; Brahmapura;
     Goviṣāna; Ahicchattra; Vilasāṇa; Kapitha

Fascicle V     139
Six Countries, from Kanyākubja to Viṣaka
     Kanyākubja; Ayodhyā; Ayamukha; Prayāga; Kauṣāmbī;      Viṣaka

Fascicle VI     165
Four Countries, from Śrāvastī to Kuśinagara
     Śrāvastī; Kapilavastu; Rāma[grāma]; Kuśinagara

Fascicle VII     195
Five Countries, from Baranasi to Nepala
     Baranasi; Garjanapati; Vaisalt; Vrji; Nepala

Fascicle VIII     221
The Country of Magadha (1)

Fascicle IX     261
The Country of Magadha (2)

Fascicle X     293
Seventeen Countries, from Īraṇaparvata to Malakūṭa
     Īraṇaparvata; Campā; Kajaṅgala; Puṇḍravardhana;
     Kāmarūpa; Samataṭa; Tāmraliptī; Karṇasuvarṇa; Uḍa;
     Koṅgoda; Kaliṅga; Kosala; Andhra; Dhānakaṭaka; Cola;
     Draviḍa; Malakūṭa

Fascicle XI     323
Twenty-three Countries, from Siṃhala to Varṇu
     Siṃhala; Koṅkaṇapura; Mahārāṣṭra; Bharukacchapa;
     Mālava; Aṭali; Kiṭa; Valabhi; Ānandapura; Suraṭṭha;
     Gūrjara; Ujjayanī; Zhizhituo; Maheśvarapura; Sindhu;
     Mūlasthānapura: Parvata; Audumbatira; Langala; Pārsa;
     Pātāsila; Avaṇḍa; Varṇu; Note on Simhala by Zeng He

Fascile XII     357
Twenty-two Countries, from Jāguda to Gostana
     Jāguda; Vjṛiṣthāna; Andarāb; Khosita; Huoh; Mungān; Alini;
     Rāhu; Krisma; Pārghar; Himitala; Badakshān; Invankan; Kuraṇa
     Dharmasthiti; Śikni; Shangmi; Kabhanda; Wusha; Kasha;
     Cukaka; Gostana; Eulogy of the Buddha; Eulogy of
     Xuanzang; Note by Bianji


Glossary    401
Bibliograpny    407
Index    409
A list of the Volumes of the BDK English Tripi
aka (First Series)    426

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