Sections seven to nine from a three-hour documentary on the Buddhist Silk Road kingdom of Kucha made by CCTV.
Sections four to six from a three-hour documentary on the Buddhist Silk Road kingdom of Kucha made by CCTV.
The first three sections from a three-hour documentary on the Buddhist Silk Road kingdom of Kucha made by CCTV.
A talk by Fredrik Heibert at the Asian Art Museum on the Hidden Treasures of the Silk Road exhibition in the US, showing Afghani cultural artifacts.
This is a 2004 National Geographic Special showing how Afgahnis have been working to save their country’s heritage collections, which were seemingly either in shreds or were lost.
These two episodes cover the last years of Xuanzang’s sojourn in Nalanda, his great debates, and eventually his departure, and return across the Silk Road to the China of the Tang Dynasty.
Xuanzang travels down through India and eventually reaches Nalanda, where he is to stay for 10 years in all. Much information about the foundation of Buddhism, its propogatation under King Asoka, and the glories of Nalanda.
In these episodes Xuanzang crosses Central Asia and makes his way down through what is now Afghanistan and eventually on into Kashmir, where he spent the next two years studying.
In these episodes Xuanzang reaches Gaochang, where he is welcomed by the King. He crosses the dangerous Yanqi and spends a few months in Kuch, before crossing over the Pamir and emerging into Central Asia, with only half his original party left.