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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joyce Morgan; Conrad Walters
|Notes:||Originally published: Sydney : Picador, 2011.|
|Description:||viii, 325 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The Great Race --
Signs of wonder --
The listening post --
The moon and the mail --
The Angels' Sanctuary --
City of sands --
Tricks and trust --
Key to the cave --
The hidden gem --
The thieves' road --
Affliction in the orchard --
Yesterday, having drunk too much --
Stormy debut --
Treasure hunters --
Hangman's Hill --
Facets of a jewel --
Shifting sands --
|Responsibility:||Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters.|
The Silk Road once linked China with the Mediterranean. It conveyed merchants, pilgrims and ideas; but its cultures and oases were swallowed by shifting sands. Central to the Silk Road's rediscovery was a man named Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-born scholar and archaeologist employed by the British service. When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900 and uncovered scrolls undisturbed for a thousand years, Stein secured the scrolls, the Diamond Sutra of AD 868. This is the story of the scrolls, and their journey to London
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- Silk Road.
- Trade routes -- China.
- East and West.
- Buddhist literature -- Influence -- Western civilization.
- Buddhism -- Influence -- Western civilization.
- Buddhism -- China -- History -- 20th century.
- Tripiṭaka. -- Sūtrapiṭaka. -- Prajñāpāramitā. -- Vajracchedikā.
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