Nov 202010
 

Faxian (also Fa-Hsien or Fa-hien) was a 4th century Chinese scholar who sought out ancient Sanskrit manuscripts to translate into Chinese. His travels took him throughout the Buddhist kingdoms of Asia. His primary work is the Record of Buddhist Kingdoms.

Xuanzang was a 7th century Chinese scholar who travelled throughout India and spent over 16 years in the area around Patna and Nalanda studying medicine, philosophy, logic, astronomy, grammar, mathematics – and of course, Buddhist texts.

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