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Mind The Hermeneutical Gap: A Terminological Issue in Kumārajīva’s Version of The Diamond Sutra
Author Zacchetti, Stefano (著)
Source 《漢傳佛教研究的過去現在未來》會議論文集
Pages157 - 194
Publisher Url
Location宜蘭縣, 臺灣 [I-lan hsien, Taiwan]
Content type會議論文=Proceeding Article
Note作者單位:Professor, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
KeywordJingang banruoboluomi jing=金剛般若波羅蜜經; Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā; Kumārajīva; translated terminology; xiang=相; lakṣaṇa; nimitta; saṃjñā
AbstractThe Jingang banruoboluomi jing 金剛般若波羅蜜經 T8, no. 235, translated by Kumārajīva at the beginning of the 5th century CE, is the earliest and most influential of the six Chinese versions of the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā. No doubt it can be regarded as the Chinese Diamond Sutra par excellence: almost all of the numerous Chinese commentaries devoted to this scripture (which constitute a rich source for exploring the reception of this text in China) are based on Kumārajīva’s version. This article focuses on the use of the term xiang 相 in this translation and in some related commentaries, showing how Kumārajīva’s creative translation technique exerted a profound influence on the Chinese understanding of this Mahāyāna scripture.
Table of contentsAbstract 157
I. Introductory remarks 158
II. The use of xiàng 相 in Kumārajīva's translation of the Vajracchedikā 160
III. Extemporaneous jottings on the use of xiàng 相 in Kumārajīva's works 171
IV. The hermeneutical reverberation of a creative translation: xiàng 相 in Chinese commentaries on the Diamond Sutra 176
V. Conclusions 186
Abbreviations 188
Bibliography 190
ISBN9789579583886 (平)
Created date2016.05.02
Modified date2022.04.15

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