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Tang Sanzang

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Xuanzang (born in 602 CE and died in 664 CE), also known as Tang Sanzang, was a famous monk, Buddhist Scholar and traveler in Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang, Kumarajiva and Paramartha are the three major Buddhist translators in China, and also the founders of Yogacara Buddhism. He visited many experienced and great Buddhist scholars after he became a monk. As  various views from  different Buddhist cliques confused him,  he determined to go to Tianzhu (now India)  to learn the authentic Buddhism. Seventeen years later, he returned to Changan and translated seventy-five theories and scriptures that  have later become the classics of ancient Indian Buddhism  which enriched the ancient Chinese culture. Many famous literature works such as the drama "Tang Sanzang’s quest for the  Buddhist Sutras  to the West" in Yuan Dynasty and the novel Journey to the West written by Wu Chengen in Ming Dynasty.

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Tang Sanzang

Xuanzang (born in 602 CE and died in 664 CE), also known as Tang Sanzang, was a famous monk, Buddhist Scholar and traveler in Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang, Kumarajiva and Paramartha are the three major Buddhist translators in China, and also the founders of Yogacara Buddhism. He visited many experienced and great Buddhist scholars after he became a monk. As  various views from  different Buddhist cliques confused him,  he determined to go to Tianzhu (now India)  to learn the authentic Buddhism. Seventeen years later, he returned to Changan and translated seventy-five theories and scriptures that  have later become the classics of ancient Indian Buddhism  which enriched the ancient Chinese culture. Many famous literature works such as the drama "Tang Sanzang’s quest for the  Buddhist Sutras  to the West" in Yuan Dynasty and the novel Journey to the West written by Wu Chengen in Ming Dynasty.