Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha

Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha

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qThe study of apocryphal texts is probably the single most important task facing Chinese Buddhist studies today. This volume has done much to get it off on the right foot.q --Journal of Asian Studies 50 (1991) qFew books of scholarly essays are this ambitious. The editor ... intends to introduce not just new studies, but a new field of study.... However, rather than marking the birth of Buddhist apocrypha studies, the book ... successfully demonstrates its early maturity.q --Monumenta Serica 40 (1992) qThe essays are without exception meticulous in scholarship and path-finding in significance.q --Journal of Chinese Religions 20 (1992)Louis Dumont, Homo Hierarchicus: An Essay ... The Sanskrit is: prabhdsvaramidam attain prakrtydgantavo malah. ... from Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (New York: Praeger , 1966), 160- 161.

Title:Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha
Author: Robert E. Buswell
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 1990

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