A History Of Chinese Buddhism by Chou Hsiang-Kuang PDF

By Chou Hsiang-Kuang

Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been residing in India for
a variety of years has positioned the folk of India lower than a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which was once released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of realizing Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i recognize hjs extensive studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with heritage of—Chinese and Buddhistic notion. He
has almost made India his domestic, having served the collage of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of heritage, and likewise various
other associations, Governmental and in a different way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the collage of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very unique survey of the historical past of Buddhism in China. There
are already a couple of reliable and authoritative works at the subject
by eu and Indian students, and the Handbooks by way of the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and past due Dr. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi
are popular in India. Prof. Basu gave an account of the Indian
scholars who went to China, and Dr. Bagchi’s paintings provides a General
Survey of Sino-Indian kin, together with the unfold of Buddhism
in China. Prof. Chou’s paintings covers the total box, and it
is even more specified than the other publication that i do know on the

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This work has received tho most caroful attention of western scholars. In our opinion tho S h a tp u ra m it^sa n g ra h a -S u tra is written in such a fine literary stylo and fits so well into Chinese philosophical theory that it was an original work, written by Kang Seng-hui himself and not transla­ ted from a Sanskrit book. Seng-hiu and Chih-ch’ien wore Central Asians, but having been born in Chinese territory, they wore greatly influenced by the Chinese national culture; in their translations they used Chinese technical terms and ideas.

741. § See A Collection of the Recorde off Trantialione of the Tripitaka. BUDDHISM IN THE WESTERN TSIN DYNASTY 33 The political conditions in the' north of China compelled him and his disciples to leave Chang-an, whence he proceeded towards Sheng-ch’ih whore he died at tho ago of seventy-eight, in 317 A. D. Yu Fa-lan and Yu Tao-sui:—Yu Fa-lan was a native of Kaoyang. He was just fifteen years of age when he left home and became a monk to devote himself to the learning of Buddhism. At tho ago of twenty, he was well known.

The Chen-tsung edition of the S u tra o f F orty-tw o Sections is proceded by a preface dated first year of Hwang-Ching’s reign of the Yuan dynasty (1312 A. ), from the hand of tho monk Pu-kuang. This preface states only that this edition was prepared under the previous dynasty; it does not say that the commentary is by the Sung Emperor. The author Chao Hsi-pien rocfrads in his Supplementary Records of Studying at Chun Sung chai, that he does not know the year and month date of tho S u tra o f F orty-tw o S ections with imperial commentary; but Ch.

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