Monday, 16 December 2013
Buddhism in China- Collected Papers of Erik Zürcher
Collected Papers of Erik Zürcher
Edited by Jonathan A. Silk, Leiden University
Publication Year: 2013
Pages, Illustr.: approx. 675 pp.
Buddhism in China gathers together for the first time the most central and influential papers of the great scholar of Chinese Buddhism, Erik Zürcher, presenting the results of his career-long profound studies following on the 1959 publication of his landmark The Buddhist Conquest of China. The translation and language of Buddhist scriptures in China, Buddhist interactions with Daoist traditions, the activities of Buddhists below elite social levels, continued interactions with Central Asia and lands to the west, and typological comparisons with Christianity are only some of the themes explored here. Presenting some of the most important studies on Buddhism in China, especially in the earlier periods, ever published, it will thus be of interest to a wide variety of readers.