FAXIAN (fl. 399–418), Chinese Buddhist monk, translator, and the earliest successful Chinese Buddhist pilgrim to India. Faxian's family name was Gong; he was born in Wuyang in Pin...
Fa-Hsien Travels Around the Outskirts of China, to India and the East Indies
When he was 65 years old, the monk Fa-hsien resolved to travel from northern China to India, homeland of the Buddh...
c. 334-c. 422
At the beginning of the fifth century A.D., the Buddhist monk Fa-hsien undertook a heroic journey around China's western periphery to India, where he gath...