By J. Takakusu
An advent to I-tsing's (Yijing) list of the Buddhist faith as practised in India and the Malay Archipelago (A.D. 671-695)
The written files of his 25-year travels contributed to the worldknowledge of the traditional nation of Srivijaya, in addition to delivering information regarding the opposite kingdoms mendacity at the course among China and the Nālandā Buddhist college in India.
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48. San-bo-tsai with Sarbaza (Essays, p. 1 8 7 , note) ; the identification of these two names has since been fully discussed by Prof. P. A. van der Lith , Ajaib el Hind, pp. 24-7-2 53 (see Serboza, and Beal's communication about I-tsing's account of it) . 6 I do not think Srlbhoga is Zabedj , as in Chavannes, but Sarbaza, subject to Ubedj ( Java). Palembang was a Javanese colony, Yule, Marco Polo, yo1. ii, p. 263. Zabeclj of the Arabs represents some great monarchy then existing in the Malay Islands, probably in Java, the king of which was known to the Arabs by the Hindu title Maharaja (Relation , tom.
In doing so, they hoped that I m ight not be in any want during the sea voyage, yet they feared that there might be some troubles for me in the dangerous land. Their affection was as deep as that of my parents, readily granting whatever the orphan wished to haye. They all became my refuge or resource, and together supplied the means of (visiting) the excellent region. All I could have done regarding my pilgrimage (to the Holy Land) is due only to the power of the family of Feng. l\Ioreover the priests and laymen of the Lin-nan 3 experienced a bitter feeling at our parting ; the brilliant scholars of the northern provinces were all distressed by our bidding farewelJ, as they thought never to see us again.
I, p. 1 8 7 . 3 Cf. Crawfurd, H ist. of Ind. Arch. , vol. i , p . 398. i Fan (barbarian) may mean any foreign characters, but here it seems to mean Sanskrit ; so also Mr. , p. 1 88. 5 Something like SrI-kuta-harit, or Srl-gupta-Mrita. , p. ' 7 Chu-f'an-shih, by Chao-ju-kua. It is a rather rare book, and I am obliged to Dr. Rosthorn of Vienna for lending it to me. Dr. Hirth is going to translate it (J. R. A. , Jan. 1 896). 2 xliii iVO TES OiV GE O GRA PHICA L iVA MES. to the south of Ch'uan-chou 1 ; the people put a colt011 clolh (sarongs) round their bodies, and use a silk parasol.