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Richard Bernstein, a book critic for the New York Times, served as Time magazine's first Beijing bureau chief. At the Times, he has been UN bureau cheif, Paris bureau chief, and national cultural correspondent. He has written five books, including two other books on Asia: From the Center of the Earth and, with Ross H. Munro, The Coming Conflict with China. He lives with his wife in New York City.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Xuanzang, ca, 596-664, Priests, Buddhist China Biography, Silk Road Description and travel