Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha

 
9788170303411: Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha
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Pages: 352

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Modern scholarship has revealed that many of the most important Chinese Buddhist scriptures are not translations of Indian texts, as they purport to be, but actually were composed in China by Chinese authors.
These indigenous scriptures are the subject of an exciting new field of study that promises to reshape our sense of the development of Chinese Buddhism. The variety of apocryphal texts now known to exit in China will compel scholar to see the Buddhist canon not as a fixed repository but as a fluctuating, tension-filled institutionone that can now be understood in relation to its social, historical, and religious contexts. The contributors to the volume are: Stephen Bokenkamp, Ronald Davidson, Antonino Forte, Kotatsu Fujita, Paul Groner, Whalen Lai, Mark Lewis, Michel Strickmann, and Kyoko Tokuno.
The consistently fine and broad ranging studies assembled in this volume signal a new turn in Buddhology by demonstrating how the traditional questions of textual transmission can best be answered, by moving beyond the Buddhist canon to consider the political, ecclesiastical, social, and economic forces that helped to shape that canon.
Because of the careful documentation by its editor and authors, this volume contains the resources for establishing Buddhist apocrypha as a viable and exciting new field of study. All courses on Chinese Buddhism should begin with reference to this book.
About The Editor
Robert E. Buswell, Jr. is associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Preface
This volume began to take shape in 1982 among several people at the
University of California, Berkeley, who were working in the area of
Buddhist apocryphal studies. The

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Book Description Sri Satguru Publications, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. Modern scholarship has revealed that many of the most important Chinese Buddhist scriptures are not translations of Indian texts, as they purport to be, but actually were composed in China by Chinese authors. These indigenous scriptures are the subjects of an exciting new field of Study that promises to reshape our Sense of the development of Chinese Buddhism. The variety of apocryphal Texts now known to exit in China will compel scholars to see the Buddhist canon not as a fixed repository but as a fluctuating, tension-filled institution- one that can now be understood in relation to its social, historical, and Religious contexts. The contributors to the volume are : Stephen Bokenkamp, Ronald Davidson, Antonino Forte, Kotatsu Fujita, Paul Groner, Whalen Lai, Mark Lewis, Michel Strickmann, and Kyoko Tokuno. Contents: Origins Conventions 1. Introduction : Prolegomenon to the Study of Buddhist Apocryphal Scriptures/Robert E. Buswell, Jr. 2. The Evaluation of Indigenous Scriptures in Chinese Buddhist Bibliographical Catalogues/Kyoko Tokuno 3. The Consecration Sutra : A Buddhist Book of Spells/Michel Strickmann 4. Stages of Transcendence : The Bhumi Concept in Taoist Scripture/Stephen R. Bokenkamp 5. The Textual Origins of the Kuan Wu-liang-shou ching : A Canonical Scripture of Pure Land Buddhism/Kotatsu Fujita Translated by Kenneth K. Tanaka 6. The Chan-ch`a Ching : Religion and Magic in Medieval China/Whalen Lai 7. The Suppression of the Three Stages Sect: Apocrypha as a Political Issue/Mark Edward Lewis 8. The Relativity of the Concept of Orthodoxy in Chinese Buddhism : Chih-sheng`s Indictment of Shih-li and the Proscription of the Dharma Mirror Sutra/Antonino Forte 9. The Fan-wang ching and Monastic Discipline in Japanese Tendai : A Study of Annen`s Futsu Jubosatsukai Koshaku/Paul Groner Printed Pages: 351. Seller Inventory # 37533

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