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Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia

Abstract

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. Approaching the subject from a historical perspective, it ties the religious, social, and textual practices of canon formation to the development of East Asian Buddhist culture and enlivens Chinese Buddhist texts for readers interested in the evolution of Chinese writing and the Confucian and Daoist traditions. The collection undertakes extensive readings of major scri ... More

Keywords: Chinese Buddhism, Canon formation, Scriptural catalog, printing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171601
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jiang Wu, editor
University of Arizona

Lucille Chia, editor

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