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Amitāyurdhyāna-Sūtra

Amitāyurdhyāna-Sūtra  

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(‘Sūtra on Contemplation on Amitāyus’). One of the three basic sūtras of the Pure Land School (with Amitābha-Sūtra and Sukhāvatīvyūha). It describes the pure land and the moral life which prepares ...
camel

camel  

The camel can survive for long periods without food or drink, chiefly by using up the fat reserves in its hump; from this comes the name ship of the desert.Camels are the emblem of the 4th-century ...
Central Asia

Central Asia  

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Landlocked region of the Asian land mass. Largely through its location, topography and hydrology, it has served for millennia as the carrier of human communications between the societies and ...
Chang'an

Chang'an  

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Chinese capital of the Former Han (202 bce to 9 ce) and Sui-tʾang (590–906 ce) dynasties. The present city on the site is Sian (Xian).
Iran

Iran  

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Conservative forces have retained their grip but the regime has been threatened by widespread protests.Much of Iran consists of a high central plateau ringed by mountains, the highest of which are in ...
Kashar

Kashar  

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Important trading town in the western part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Kashgar is located at the junction of the northern and southern branches of the Silk route ...
Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan  

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A country of western central Asia, stretching for some 3200 km (2000 miles) from the Caspian Sea to Xinjiang. It is bounded by China on the east, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on the south, the Caspian ...
Khotan

Khotan  

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A small early medieval oasis state on the southen route of the Silk Road which became an important centre and staging-post for Buddhism by the 2nd century ce. As Buddhism became established here, ...
Kofun (Mounded Tombs of Japan and Korea)

Kofun (Mounded Tombs of Japan and Korea)  

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The tradition of mounded-tomb building in Japan and Korea derived mainly from that of China, where large mounds began to be added to Shang-type shaft graves during the first millennium ...
Kucha

Kucha  

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A small early medieval oasis state situated on the northern route of the Silk Road. Buddhism was established here at an early date under the influence of the Kuṣāṇa dynasty and Kucha soon became an ...

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