Chou Hsiang-Kuang's A History Of Chinese Buddhism PDF

By Chou Hsiang-Kuang

Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been residing in India for
a variety of years has positioned the folks of India below a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which used to be released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of figuring out Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i respect hjs extensive studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with background of—Chinese and Buddhistic suggestion. He
has almost made India his domestic, having served the college of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of heritage, and likewise various
other associations, Governmental and another way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the college of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very specific survey of the historical past of Buddhism in China. There
are already a few sturdy 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 renowned 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 family members, together with the unfold of Buddhism
in China. Prof. Chou’s paintings covers the total box, and it
is even more exact than the other e-book that i do know on the
subject

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He trans­ lated several important Buddhist texts such as DasasahasrikaprajndpSramitu Sutra, Aj&ta'satru-kaukritya-vinodana, Akshchhyasyatathagalasya-vyuha and others, more than in number. There was no record about these for a long time, and the priest Tao-an examined the style of all the works aud declared that they were translated by Lokaraksha himself. The next translator of tho Han dynasty in Lo-yang was also a Central Asian, An-hsuan. According to A Collection o f the — . —— » _____ *See A collection of the Records o f, Translations of the Tripitaka by Sen-yu.

Genera) Fu*p'ei. "See Memoirs of Eminent Priests. §See Memoir* of Eminent Priests, BUDDHISM IN THE EASTEBN T8IN DYNASTY 47 of north China attacked Hsiang-yang. Tao-an therefore could not go to the south, and sent all his disciples to other parts of China. A t this time, Hui-yuan parted company with his master Tao-an for good and never in his life-time did they meet again. (2) H u i-y u a n S h ifte d to L u-Shan. Hui-yuan with his younger brother Hui-ch’io left Hsiang-yang for Chin-chow. After crossing the Yang-tze river, theyjsettled down in the Monastery of Superior Brightness for sometime,''Hui-yuan again visited Hsun-yang.

After the Latter Han dynasty till the period of Throe Kingdoms not only did many Buddhist monks come over to China from western country of India and devote themselves to Buddhism, but the Chinese people also went to India in search of Buddhist texts. The first Chinese was Chu Shih-hsing who left China for Khotan in the year 26 27 BUDDHISM IN THREE KINGDOMS 260 A. D . , wher*j he copied a Prajna Sutra which consists of 90 volumes known in Chinese as P ankavim sati-sahasrikaprajqa-p&ramit&. According to A Collection o f the Re­ cords of T ranslations o f the T rip ita ka , Chu Shih-hsing, who became a Buddhist monk, devoted himself to Buddhist transla­ tions in the 5th year of Emperor Yuan Ti’s reign of tho Wei King­ dom (260 A.

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