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Chinese Sūtras in Tibetan Translation A Preliminary Survey
Author Silk, Jonathan A.
Source 創価大学国際仏教学高等研究所年報=Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University=ソウカ ダイガク コクサイ ブッキョウガク コウトウ ケンキュウジョ ネンポウ
Pages227 - 246
Publisher Url
Location八王子, 日本 [Hachioji, Japan]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
KeywordTibetan translations; Chinese sūtras; Dunhuang; China–Tibet relations
AbstractMost Tibetan sūtra translations were produced from Indic sources, in principle in Sanskrit.
However, just as the sources of Tibetan Buddhism are not solely Indian, the sources of
scriptures translated into Tibetan are also not uniquely Indian. The present contribution
identifies a set of sūtra translations in Tibetan based not on Sanskrit sources, but rather on
Chinese. Many of these were evidently produced in Dunhuang. Their study will inform us
not only about the state of Buddhism in the 8th-10th centuries in the Tibetan emprire, but also
provide a unique window into their Chinese sources, since the Tibetan translations offer a
contemporary educated reading of these texts. They represent, therefore, in addition to their
cultural value, a priceless source for the study of Buddhist Chinese language.
Table of contentsPreliminary List of Tibetan Scripture Translations from Chinese 229
Chinese Not Yet Identified 218
Questionable cases 239
ISSN13438980 (P)
Created date2021.11.19

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