First volume of SCR SPIB Series

First volume of SCR SPIB Series

We are pleased to announce the release of Chinese Buddhist Canons in the Age of Printing, published by Routledge.


Book details:
Darui Long and Jinhua Chen, eds. Chinese Buddhist Canons in the Age of PrintingRoutledge, 2022. ISBN: 9781032086637. Price: $128 USD hardback, $39.16 ebook.

About the book:
The study of the Chinese Buddhist Canon—the basic literature of Buddhism—does not have an eminent place in study either in China or in the Western World. For the contributors to this volume, their chapters are the result of decades of dedication to academic research, and they reveal many facets of the Buddhist Canon that were previously unstudied. This book originated in the first and second International Conferences on Chinese Buddhist Canon, and focuses on the communication of the Chinese Buddhist Canon through the medium of print. It enhances our knowledge of how the canon was collated, proofread and printed. This book was originally published as a special issue of Studies in Chinese Religions.


Table of Content:

  • Introduction
    Darui Long
  1. Chinese Buddhist canon: approaches to its compilation
    Guangchang Fang, translated by Xinzi, and proofread by Jiang Wu
  2. An analysis of the content and characteristics of the Chinese Buddhist canon
    Fuhua Li, translated by Linjiao Zeng, and proofread by Jiang Wu
  3. The master–disciple relationship between Huisi and Jingwan
    Aiming Zhang, translated by Darui Long
  4. Manuscripts, printed canons, and extra-canonical sources: a case study based on a biography from the Xu Gaoseng Zhuan (Further Biographies of Eminent Monks) by Daoxuan 道宣 (596–667)
    Jinhua Chen
  5. The secret scriptures in both the Qisha Canon and Puning Canon
    Jining Li, translated by Darui Long
  6. The Yongle Northern Canon and its donors
    Darui Long
  7. Features and significance of compiling the Newly Collated and Annotated Catalog of the Buddhist Canon
    He Mei, translated by Shyling Glaze, and proofread by Jiang Wu
  8. The Foguang Buddhist Canon: the unique and creative classification of Buddhist works
    Yikung, translated by Darui Long


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