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Conceiving the Indian Buddhist patriarchs in China

Author: Stuart H Young
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, a Kuroda Institute Book, [2015]
Series: Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : Multiple languagesView all editions and formats
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This study is the first attempt to situate the medieval Chinese hagiographies of Asvaghoa, Nagarjuna, and Aryadeva in the context of Chinese religion, culture, and society of the time. It examines  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart H Young
ISBN: 9780824841201 0824841204
OCLC Number: 892794696
Language Note: English text with Chinese selections and English translations.
Notes: "A Kuroda Institute book."
Description: ix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Buddhist sainthood in dharmic history --
An Indian lineage severed --
Salvation in writing and the annex of Indian Buddhism --
Nagarjuna divine and the alchemy of hagiography --
An Indian silkworm god in China --
Buddhist saints to bridge the Sino-Indian divide.
Series Title: Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 24.
Responsibility: Stuart H. Young.
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