Ancient India and Ancient China: Trade and Religious Exchanges, A.D.1-600 (Hardback)
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Short Description for Ancient India and Ancient China The first study devoted to the commercial and religious traffic between India and China in this early period. The significance of Buddhism as a stimulus to Indo-Chinese trade is particularly noted.
- Published: 01 December 1988
- Format: Hardback 248 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780195620504 ISBN 10: 019562050X
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Full description for Ancient India and Ancient China
This is the first book to examine in detail the ancient commercial and religious traffic between India and China, two of the most important civilizations in the ancient world, in the period before the sixth century AD. In particular, Dr Xinru Liu notes the significance of Buddhism as a stimulus to Indo-Chinse trade, and describes the various items of commercial trade. Readership: ancient historians with an interest in India or China; students of Buddhism.