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Xuanzang Traveled to the West to Seek Buddhist Dharma
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Xuanzang Traveled to the West to Seek Buddhist Dharma

Xuanzang (602-664) whose secular family name is Chen and given name is Hui, was ordained at the age of thirteen. In the process of learning Buddhism, he discovered discrepancies between the different doctrines advocated by different schools of thoughts. He was somewhat confused as to which ones to follow. So he decided to go to the birthplace of Buddhism in ancient India (known as Tianzhu in ancien...

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Ban Chao, One Who Dropped the Pen for the Sword
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Ban Chao, One Who Dropped the Pen for the Sword

Ban Chao (32-102), a native of Pingling in Fufeng (present-day northeast of Xianyang, Shanxi), was the youngest son of the Eastern Han historian Ban Chao. His elder brother Ban Gu and his younger sister Ban Zhao were also famous historians. Ban Chao was a bright child with great ambition. His extensive reading equipped him with knowledge and wisdom. In 62 A.D. 31-year-lod Ban Chao came to the capit...

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Three Campaigns Against the Huns by Emperor Wu of the Han Dy
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Three Campaigns Against the Huns by Emperor Wu of the Han Dy

During early years of the Western Han Dynasty, Huns in the north constituted enormous threat to empires of the Central Plains. After his accession to the throne, Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty initiated several large-scale counterattacks against the Huns. Three major campaign and the Mobei campaign. The Monan campaign was launched in 127B.C., Emperor Wu sent General Wei Qing and Li Xi to adv...

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Ruoqiang—The Frontier Town
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Ruoqiang—The Frontier Town

Ruoqiang County is located in the southeast of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the eastern part of the Tarim Basin, southeast edge of the Taklimakan Desert. With its very prominent geographical advantages and important strategic position, Ruoqiang has been the second strategic gateway for inland areas to access Central Asia and Xinjiang, as well as a must route on the ancient Silk Road since anci...

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Kuqa—The One of The Most Influential Area South of Tianshan
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Kuqa—The One of The Most Influential Area South of Tianshan

Kuqu County is situated in the mid-west of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, southern foot of the middle section of the Tianshan Mountain and the northern edge of the Tarim Basin. Kuqa was known as Qiuci in ancient times. In his book Buddhist Records of the Western World, the famous Tang Dynasty monk Xuan zang referred to Qiuci as Quzhi....

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Musical Instruments Imported from Western Regions
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Musical Instruments Imported from Western Regions

Musical instruments introduced from Western Regions to Central Plains mainly include suona(a woodwind instrument), Tartar harp, pipa (four-stringed Chinese lute), harp, etc. ...

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Silk Road—A Relic Of China’s History Of Exchanges With Fo
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Silk Road—A Relic Of China’s History Of Exchanges With Fo

During the Northern Song Dynasty, the relatively weak Han regime ruling the Central Plains controlled only a limited area. Its trade with the Western Regions and Foreign countries also suffered impediment. The Silk Road was not open. By the time of the Southern Song Dynasty, as a result of the vigorous support from the imperial court, coupled with advances in the shipbuilding technology, sea routes...

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The New Development of Silk Road
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The New Development of Silk Road

Silk Road enjoyed new development during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). it not only continued its extension west of the Congling Plateau, but also opened a new route along the northern foot of the Tianshan Mountain, thus increasing the Silk Road routes to three. During the Wei, Jin and the Southern and Northern Dynasty periods (220-589), due to China’s long-term division, the administration’...

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