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關於《天請問經》和天請問經變的幾個問題=Notes on the Devatasutra and Its Illustrations in Dunhuang
Author 王惠民
Source 敦煌研究=Dunhuang Research
Volumen.4 (總號=n.41)
Pages174 - 185
Publisher Url
Location蘭州, 中國 [Lanzhou, China]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Keyword天請問經; 經變

The Devatasutra,a vevy short Buddhist text(ony one volume includes 601 Chi-nese characters),was translated into Chinese by Xuanzang in 647A.D.Generallyspeaking,it is classificated into Mahayana text,but in this paper,the author proves thatit is really a Hinayana text based on its forms, content and concerned historical back-ground of Buddhism in China.According to author’s investigation,more than 20 manuscripts of the sutra and 3manuscripst of the commentaries of the sutra can be seen in the collections of Dun-huang,moreover,38 sets of the illustrations of the sutra can be found from Dunhuangmurals.Among the illustrations of the Devatasutra,these of cave nos.143 and 5 are i-dentified by the author for the first time.It should be noted that 3 pieces of inscriptionsdrafts of Devatasutra illustration in Dunhuang MSs.are found by the author.One ofthem is suitalble for the mural of Mogao Cave no.454 while other two also were copiedaccording to the layout of the illustration of the sutra.It is an interesting and new dis-Covery.
ISSN10004106 (P)
Created date2006.07.21
Modified date2018.01.29

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