Fa Xian


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Fa Xian

(ˈfɑː ˈʃjɑːn) or

Fa-hsien

n
(Biography) original name Sehi. 5th century ad, Chinese Buddhist monk: his pilgrimage to India (399–414) began relations between China and India
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Raheel Tariq said the travelogues of Fa Xian, Song Yun and Xuan Zang, when translated into modern languages, created a new awareness about Gandhara civilization and the links between the lands of Pakistan and China.
More than 2,000 years ago, famous Chinese monks like Fa Xian and Xuan Zang travelled to Pakistan to study Buddhism.
More than 2000 years ago, famous Chinese monks like Fa Xian and Xuan Zang travelled to Pakistan to study Buddhism.
More than 2,000 years ago, famous Chinese monks like Fa Xian and Xuan Zang travelled to South Asia- (modern day Pakistan) to study Buddhism.
Zhanqian, a goodwill envoy in the Han Dynasty of China (between 140BC-113BC), Fa Xian, an eminent monk of the Eastern Jin Dynasty of China (between 339AD422AD), and XuanZang, an eminent monk of the Tang Dynasty of China (between 629AD-646AD), have all set their feet on this land before.
Chinese monks and envoys, such as Xuan Zang and Fa Xian, frequently travelled to the area which was now modern-day Pakistan, he added.
Chinese monks and envoys like Fa Xian, Song Yun and Xuan Zang went to these vales and brought back messages of peace, harmony, and friendship.
Many renowned people came to Takshashila Panini, Alexander, Chandragupta Maurya, Chanakya, Charaka, and Chinese Buddhist monks Fa Xian and Xuanzang.
Fa Xian, a Chinese Buddhist monk who travelled across India in 400 CE, recorded in his travelogue that: The heads of the Vaisya [merchant] families in them establish in the cities houses for dispensing charity and medicine.2
As history speaks of Zhang Qian Fa Xian Song Yun and Xuan Zang being the first monks and envoys who travelled between 200 B.C.
Recalling the long historic connections between China and Pakistan, the President dilated on the fabled Silk Route and said that Famous Chinese scholars Xuan Zhuang and Fa Xian traversed the Silk Route to a famous University in Taxila, just thirty miles from our capital Islamabad.
"Equally remarkable was the role played by Chinese travellers and scholars such as Fa Xian, Xuan Zang and Yi Jing, whose writings not only enriched Chinese literature, but also proved to be a remarkable source of understanding of India's own ancient history," President Patil added.