Tun-huang: A Novel

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Kodansha International, 1978 - Fiction - 201 pages
'Early in the 20th century an incredible hoard of Buddhist sutras and other manuscripts was discovered by an itinerant monk in 'Tun-huang.' Archaeologists recovered thousands of documents that had been concealed in the Thousand Buddha Caves for 900 years.

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The cache of ancient Dunhuang manuscripts discovered in 1907 buried in a cave in China includes the world's oldest printed text the Diamond Sutra. How did the manuscripts end up there 900 years ago ... Read full review

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Tun-Huang is a modern re-telling of an old myth. In the early 20th century, a hoard of early Buddhist sutras was discovered in the Tun-Huang caves of western China. This story attempts to recreate the ... Read full review


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Inoue Yasushi is considered to be the last of the Japanese masters, heir to the traditions of classical Chinese and Japanese literature. This journalist-turned-novelist writes poetry, historical fiction set in China and old Japan, and novels of modern Japan. His first fiction was published in 1948, and his choice of settings continues to reveal a superb feel for other times, places, and peoples.

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