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Buddhism in China: Collected Papers of Erik Zürcher by Erik Zürcher, Jonathan A. Silk

By Erik Zürcher, Jonathan A. Silk

Buddhism in China gathers jointly for the 1st time the main principal and influential papers of the nice pupil of chinese language Buddhism, Erik Zürcher, offering the result of his career-long profound experiences following at the 1959 e-book of his landmark The Buddhist Conquest of China. the interpretation and language of Buddhist scriptures in China, Buddhist interactions with Daoist traditions, the actions of Buddhists less than elite social degrees, persisted interactions with relevant Asia and lands to the west, and typological comparisons with Christianity are just the various issues explored the following. proposing the most very important reviews on Buddhism in China, in particular within the past classes, ever released, it is going to therefore be of curiosity to a large choice of readers.

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De Oosterse bibliotheek 10 (Amsterdam: Meulenhoff). Illustrations credited to Sjef Nix (Zürcher himself ). Translation of Xiuxing benqi jing 修行本起經 and Zhong benqi jing 中本 起經. ” In A. K. , Studies in the History of Buddhism. Papers Presented at the International Conference on the History of Buddhism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIS, USA, August 19–21, 1976 (Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation): 401–411. ” T’oung Pao 66: 84–117. , Leyden Studies in Sinology: Papers Presented at the Conference Held in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sinological Institute of Leyden University, December 8–12, 1980 (Leiden: E.

In other cases a short form may have been preferred since the context made the use of a more explicit compound superfluous. However that may be, the texts contain interesting instances of mixed vocabulary. ). If a chicken is put into the fire, its tendons either “then contract” 便縮皺 or “then con, then tract” 便縮便皺 (T 13 [I] 235a9,20); instead of the usual 恐懅 King Ajātaśatru is told 勿恐莫懅 (T 626 [XV] 403a18), and in T 322 [XII] 18a8, 12, 16 “to search” is successively rendered by 求索, 索, and 求. Here again, the linguistic situation seems to be characterized by instability and fluidity, and consequently by a large range of possible alternative ways of expression.

All”, and 身自 vs. 自身 “oneself ”. 11 A closer look at the 1080 binomes occurring in our texts shows that in a great number of cases we can distinguish two structural principles. We find a limited set of elements (17 in all) that very often occur in the A position in a compound, and rarely or never in the B position, and an equally limited number of other elements (28) that regularly form the second number of a binome, and rarely or never the first member. g. movement in a certain direction; separation and rejection; successful completion; starting an action; general emotions such as joy or fear.

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