Excerpt of the Week: China as a Mere “Borderland” in Eyes of Ancient Indian Buddhist Clergy

According to academic Tansen Sen, the curious issue of a "borderland complex" among Buddhist clergy --- earlier suggested in the work of Faxian (337-442) --- is clearly expressed in the account of Xuanzang's travel to India, Great Tang Records on the Western Regions. Writes Tan: In a conversation between his Indian hosts at the Nalanda … Continue reading Excerpt of the Week: China as a Mere “Borderland” in Eyes of Ancient Indian Buddhist Clergy