By Chou Hsiang-Kuang
Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been dwelling in India for
a variety of years has positioned the folks of India lower than a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which was once released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of understanding Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i respect hjs extensive studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with background of—Chinese and Buddhistic suggestion. He
has almost made India his domestic, having served the collage of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of background, and in addition various
other associations, Governmental and differently; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the collage of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very specific survey of the background of Buddhism in China. There
are already a couple of stable and authoritative works at the subject
by ecu and Indian students, and the Handbooks through the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and past due Dr. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi
are renowned in India. Prof. Basu gave an account of the Indian
scholars who went to China, and Dr. Bagchi’s paintings offers a General
Survey of Sino-Indian family, together with the unfold of Buddhism
in China. Prof. Chou’s paintings covers the whole box, and it
is even more distinctive than the other e-book that i do know on the
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Extra resources for A History Of Chinese Buddhism
Early nuns. The first two nuns mentioned in the M em oirs o f B h iksh u n is by Fao-chang, Ching-ffiien and An-liug-shou, were associated with Buddhadana, the second having boon converted by him. Nun Ching-chion, erected a temple before 31G A. 1). but it was not until 357 A. D. , Ching-chion was thus not, at the time she assisted at this ordination, able to lend it any canonical authority. She passed away in 362 A. D. at her ago of seventy. Nun An-ling-shou whose original surname was Hsu and she was a native of Tung-huan.
Which had its capital at (Kionye, the ancient name of modern Nanking, was contemporaneous with the Wei Kingdom of Loyaug. During this time, Buddhism had spread all over tho central part of China. Chih-eh’ien came to the Wu Kingdom and introduced Buddhism even in tho south of China. ch’ien was a Yueh-chih of Saka Upasaka who had come to China following his grand-father, Fa-tu. The same book also states that Chih-eh’ien began his studies at the age of ten. Even at that age a groat many scholars admired his intelligence.
P . He translated a text D h a rm a g u p ta n ika ya ka rm a n into Chinese. 4. CDharmabhadra) was a Parthian who worked for the spread of Buddhist literature in the Wei kingdom. After the Latter Han dynasty till the period of Throe Kingdoms not only did many Buddhist monks come over to China from western country of India and devote themselves to Buddhism, but the Chinese people also went to India in search of Buddhist texts. The first Chinese was Chu Shih-hsing who left China for Khotan in the year 26 27 BUDDHISM IN THREE KINGDOMS 260 A.