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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 less 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 understanding Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i respect hjs broad 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 historical past, and likewise various
other associations, Governmental and another way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the collage of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very designated survey of the background of Buddhism in China. There
are already a couple of strong and authoritative works at the subject
by eu and Indian students, and the Handbooks through the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and past due Dr. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi
are popular 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 whole box, and it
is even more specified than the other e-book that i do know on the
subject

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After his translations, almost at the end of Ling Ti’s reign of tho Han dynasty. An i$liili*kao started on his journey to South China on account of disturbances in Lo-yang and Shensi province. • A year or two after An Shih-kao came to China, there was an­ other visitor Lokaraksha, a Saka ( Yueh-chi) of Central Asia. lie lived in the Lo-yang Monastery, helping Shih-kao inljls translations. According to A Collection o f the Records o f T ranslations o f the Tripitaka he came to China towards the end of the reign of the Emperer Huang Ti of the Han dynasty, and stayed at Lo-yaug in the time of the Emperor lung Ti of the same dynasty.

The Chen-tsung edition of the S u tra o f F orty-tw o Sections is proceded by a preface dated first year of Hwang-Ching’s reign of the Yuan dynasty (1312 A. ), from the hand of tho monk Pu-kuang. This preface states only that this edition was prepared under the previous dynasty; it does not say that the commentary is by the Sung Emperor. The author Chao Hsi-pien rocfrads in his Supplementary Records of Studying at Chun Sung chai, that he does not know the year and month date of tho S u tra o f F orty-tw o S ections with imperial commentary; but Ch.

And resided at Kien-ye (modern Nanking) the capital of Wu Kingdom. Suen-kiuen, the Wu Emperor did not at first believe in Buddhism. After some­ time, he became an ardent Iluddhist and built a Pagadaand established * See Ed kin’s Chinese BudShiatn. | See Hui-ohiao’s Memoirs of Eminent Priests. • BUDDHISM IN THREE KINGDOMS 29 the Chien T’su Monastery. Suen-hao, the successor of Suen-kiuen also had a great regard for Buddhism. Seng-hui died in 280 A. D. Kang Seng-hui is credited with the authorship of fourteen books which are mentioned in the most important catalogue of Chinese Buddhism, the R ecord concering the T hree P recious T hings ( T rira tn a ) under Successive D ynasties; but according to A Catalogue o f (the books on) the Teaching o f S skya m u n i, {compiled) in the K ai-yuan P erio d ; A.

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