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Title Spreading Buddha's word in East Asia : the formation and transformation of the Chinese Buddhist canon / edited by Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource
Series The Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies
Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Print version record.
Subject Buddhism -- Sacred books -- History.
Buddhism -- China -- History.
Buddhist literature, Chinese -- History and criticism.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents The Chinese Buddhist Canon through Ages : Essential Categories and Critical Issues / Jiang Wu -- From the "Cult of the Book" to the "Cult of the Canon": A Neglected Tradition in Chinese Buddhism / Jiang Wu -- Notions and Visions of the Canon in Early Chinese Buddhism / Stefano Zacchetti -- Fei Changfang's Lidai sanbao ji and Its Role in the Formation of the Early Chinese Buddhist Canon / Tanya Storch -- The Birth of the First Printed Canon : The Kaibao Edition and Its Impact / Jiang Wu, Lucille Chia, and Chen Zhichao -- The Life and Afterlife of Qisha Canon / Lucille Chia -- Managing the Dharma Treasures : Collation, Carving, Printing, and Distribution of the Canon in Late Imperial China / Darui Long -- Better Than the Original : The Creation of Goryeo Canon and the Formation of Giyang Pulgyo / Jiang Wu and Ron Dziwenka -- The Taisho Canon : Devotion, Scholarship, and Nationalism in the Creation of the Modern Buddhism Canon in Japan / Greg Wilkinson.
Summary 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, the book ties the religious, social, and textual practices of canon formation to the development of East Asian Buddhist culture and opens up the study of Chinese Buddhist texts to readers interested in the evolution of Chinese writing in general and the Confucian and Daoist traditions in particular. The collection undertakes extensive readings of major scriptural catalogs from the early manuscript era as well as major printed editions, including the Kaibao Canon, Qisha Canon, Goryeo Canon, and Taisho Canon. Contributors add fascinating depth to such understudied issues as the historical process of compilation, textual manipulation, physical production and management, sponsorship, the dissemination of various editions, cultic activities surrounding the canon, and the canon's reception in different East Asian societies. The Chinese Buddhist canon is one of the most enduring textual traditions in East Asian religion and culture, and through this exhaustive, multifaceted effort, an essential body of work becomes part of a new, versatile narrative of East Asian Buddhism that has far-reaching implications for world history.
Other Author Wu, Jiang, 1969- editor.
Chia, Lucille, editor.
Other Title Print version: Spreading Buddha's word in East Asia. 9780231171601 0231171609