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The learned monk as a comic figure: on reading a Buddhist Vinaya as Indian literature
Author Schopen, Gregory
Source Journal of Indian Philosophy
Volumev.35 n.3
Date2007.06
Pages201 - 226
PublisherSpringer
Publisher Url http://www.springer.com/gp/
LocationBerlin, Germany [柏林, 德國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
NoteAuthors and affiliations:Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Keyword佛教人物=Buddhist
AbstractThe difficulties involved in identifying, appreciating, and understanding the intentional humor of ‘‘other’’ people far removed in time and
culture are well known, and are–not surprisingly–encountered in reading
Buddhist vinaya or monastic texts written in relatively early India. This is
particularly so, perhaps, because the expectation may well be that such texts
were not intended to be funny, and the assertion that some were would seem
to require some demonstration. But if it is conceded, or fully acknowledged,
that Buddhist monastic literature written in India was first of all Indian
literature, then Indian literature and literary or aesthetic theory may provide
the tools for at least one such demonstration–Indian literature, after all,
encompasses several genres (the ‘‘farce’’ and the ‘‘satire’’) which were certainly intended to be humorous, and Indian aesthetics explicitly recognizes the
‘‘comedic.’’ Using these resources might at least allow us to see how some
vinaya passages, which appear to make fun of certain kinds of learned monks,
might have been read by their Indian audience.
ISSN00221791 (P); 15730395 (E)
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Created date2007.11.26
Modified date2019.08.21



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