Zhipan's Account of the History of Buddhism in China: Volume 3: Fozu Tongji, Juan 43-48: The Song Dynasty (Hardcover)

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Zhipan's Account of the History of Buddhism in China: Volume 3: Fozu Tongji, Juan 43-48: The Song Dynasty (Hardcover)

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The Fozu tongji by Zhipan (ca. 1220-1275) is a key text of Chinese Buddhist historiography. The core of the work is formed by the "Fayun tongsai zhi," an annalistic history of Buddhism in China, which extends through Fozu tongji, juan 34-48.
Thomas J lch now presents a translation of the "Fayun tongsai zhi" in three volumes. This third volume covers the annalistic display concerning the Song dynasty.
Offering elaborate annotations, J lch succeeds in clarifying the backgrounds to the historiographic contents, which Zhipan presents in highly essentialized style. Regarding the historical matters addressed in the material translated for the present volume, the Fozu tongji is often the earliest source. In several cases, inaccuracies in Zhipan's account can however still be discerned, and J lch succeeds in employing other sources to reveal and correct those errors.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004680135
ISBN-10: 9004680136
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 25th, 2023
Pages: 356
Language: English