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Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Donald S. Lopez Jr.


In 724, a young Korean monk named Hyecho boarded a ship in China and set off on a pilgrimage to the Buddhist holy land of India. Over the next three years, he would travel farther by land and sea than any monk in the history of Buddhism. Sailing south to Indonesia, he traveled to India and the sacred sites of the life of the Buddha. He then continued west, traveling as far as Arabia before turning east and returning to China. This book tells the story of his journey. Hyecho wrote an account of his travels, but it only survives in fragments, discovered in the famous Library Cave at the desert t ... More

Keywords: Hyecho (Huichao), Buddhism, Buddhist art, Silla Dynasty, Korean Buddhism, Indian Buddhism, Dunhuang, Wutaishan, pilgrimage, Tang Dynasty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226517902
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald S. Lopez Jr., author
University of Michigan