Fusang: Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century

1st Edition

Charles G. Leland

Routledge
Published September 10, 2018
Reference - 230 Pages
ISBN 9781138580572 - CAT# K376180
Series: Routledge Library Editions: History of China

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Summary

This book, first published in 1875 and reissued in 1973, analyses the limited evidence from the works of early Chinese historians that explorers from China had discovered a country they called Fusang – possibly western America, and in all probability Mexico. The original document on which Chinese historians based their accounts of Fusang was the report of a Buddhist monk called Hoei-shin, who, in the year 499 AD, returned from a long journey to the east.

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