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Spreading Buddha's word in East Asia : the formation and transformation of the Chinese Buddhist canon

Author: Jiang Wu; Lucille Chia
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Series: Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research. This volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jiang Wu; Lucille Chia
ISBN: 9780231540193 0231540191
OCLC Number: 929851458
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface, by Lewis LancasterAcknowledgmentsConventionsIntroduction, by Jiang Wu and Lucille ChiaPart I: Overview1. The Chinese Buddhist Canon Through the Ages: Essential Categories and Critical Issues in the Study of a Textual Tradition, by Jiang Wu2. From the "Cult of the Book" to the "Cult of the Canon": A Neglected Tradition in Chinese Buddhism, by Jiang WuPart II: The Formative Period3. Notions and Visions of the Canon in Early Chinese Buddhism, by Stefano Zacchetti4. Fei Changfang's Lidai sanbao ji and Its Role in the Formation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon, by Tanya StorchPart III: The Advent of Printing5. The Birth of the First Printed Canon: The Kaibao Edition and Its Impact, by Jiang Wu, Lucille Chia, and Chen Zhichao6. The Life and Afterlife of Qisha Canon, by Lucille Chia7. Managing the Dharma Treasure: Collation, Carving, Printing, and Distribution of the Canon in Late Imperial China, by Darui LongPart IV: The Canon Beyond China8. Better Than the Original: The Creation of Goryeo Canon and the Formation of Giyang Pulgyo, by Jiang Wu and Ron Dziwenka9. Taisho Canon: Devotion, Scholarship, and Nationalism in the Creation of the Modern Buddhist Canon in Japan, by Greg WilkinsonAppendix 1. A Brief Survey of the Printed Editions of the Chinese Buddhist Canon, by Li Fuhua and He MeiAppendix 2. The Creation of the CBETA Electronic Tripitaka Collection in Taiwan, by Aming TuBibliographyList of ContributorsIndex
Series Title: Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Responsibility: edited by Jiang wu and Lucille Chia.

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A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research. This volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era.

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