A History Of Chinese Buddhism by Chou Hsiang-Kuang

By Chou Hsiang-Kuang

Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been dwelling in India for
a variety of years has put the folk of India lower than a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which used to be released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of realizing Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i recognize hjs huge studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with heritage of—Chinese and Buddhistic inspiration. He
has nearly made India his domestic, having served the collage of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of historical past, and in addition various
other associations, Governmental and another way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the collage of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very precise survey of the historical past of Buddhism in China. There
are already a few solid and authoritative works at the subject
by eu and Indian students, and the Handbooks by means of the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and overdue 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 provides a General
Survey of Sino-Indian family members, together with the unfold of Buddhism
in China. Prof. Chou’s paintings covers the complete box, and it
is even more targeted than the other booklet that i do know on the
subject

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By Chou Hsiang-Kuang

Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been dwelling in India for
a variety of years has put the folk of India lower than a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which used to be released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of realizing Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i recognize hjs huge studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with heritage of—Chinese and Buddhistic inspiration. He
has nearly made India his domestic, having served the collage of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of historical past, and in addition various
other associations, Governmental and another way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the collage of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very precise survey of the historical past of Buddhism in China. There
are already a few solid and authoritative works at the subject
by eu and Indian students, and the Handbooks by means of the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and overdue 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 provides a General
Survey of Sino-Indian family members, together with the unfold of Buddhism
in China. Prof. Chou’s paintings covers the complete box, and it
is even more targeted than the other booklet that i do know on the
subject

Show description

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When he was thirteen years old, he followed his uncle on a visit to the district of Xo-yang and Hsu-chow. When he was twenty-one years old, he wished to go towards the east after crossing the Yang-tze river to meet Fan-hsuan, the well known Buddhist scholar of tho time, but was prevented by political troubles which had broken out. He then went to see Tao-an, who was staying at a monastery on Mount Heng range, preaching Buddhism. Hui-yuan accepted him as his master. * Hui-yuan then began to give lectures on Buddhism, the attendants of which, however, on one occasion raised objections against his theory of reality.

He had been in Hsiang-yang for fifteen years, till Fu-chien conquered Hsiang-yang. Then he went back to Chang-an. 8. In the 4th year of the T’ai Yuan period of the Emperor Hsiao Wu T i’s reign of the Tsin dynasty (379 A. ), Tao-an was Beventy years old, he went to Nanking to visit the Monastery of Buddhadana. 9. In the 10th year of the T’ai Yuan period of the Emperor Hsiao Wu Ti’s reign of the Tsin dynasty (385 A. ), Tao-an was seventy-three years old, and by the 4th of February of the same year ho died.

The Tartar general Fu-p’ei arrayed his army to invade Hsiang-yang. Since Tao-an was arrested and could not go to South China, he finally decided to send his disciples to some other places. When Hui-yuan, accompanied by his disciples proceeded towards the South and arrived at Chin-chow, he took shelter in the Monastery of Superior Brightness. , t v. —W hm Tao-an arrived at Hsiang-yang, ho lived at the White Horse Monastery (305 A. ), and later moved to the Monastery of Tan Stream. During this time there was a big war between Ch’in and Yen states of northwestern China, but Hsiang-yaug had been enjoying a short time of peace.

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