Ancient India and Ancient China: Trade and Religious Exchanges AD 1-600

Ancient India and Ancient China: Trade and Religious Exchanges AD 1-600

Paperback Oxford India Paperbacks

By (author) Xinru Liu

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  • Publisher: OUP India
  • Format: Paperback | 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 13mm | 31,298g
  • Publication date: 16 February 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New Delhi
  • ISBN 10: 0195635876
  • ISBN 13: 9780195635874
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 12pp halftones, tables, bibliography

Product description

The importance of this book lies in conclusively establishing the linkages between, on the one hand, the transmission of Buddhism from India to China, and, on the other, the trade in commercial items that went on between these two countries.

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"Liu has used a rich variety of literary, archaeological, epigraphic, and numismatic sources from both India and China. She has produced a solid study of luxury trade and of the speread of Buddhism to China. She writes in a straightforward manner. Her judgments are well balanced, and she throws more light than heat on the topic. Liu is a unique scholar who needs to be profusely commended for her worthy contribution to an important and neglected subject."--American Historical Review