Fa-Hien or Fa-hsien (ca.337-ca.422)

Biographical note

Chinese Buddhist monk, who, between 399 and 414 travelled to India to bring back Buddhist scriptures. His journey is described in his work A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms.


  • A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms
    Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of his Travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline
    Translated and annotated with a Corean recension of the Chinese text by James Legge
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