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Korean Buddhist Literature in Korean
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This is a survey of literature in Korean composed to propagate Buddhism and of other Korean vernacular literature that offers insights in the ways Buddhism functioned in Korean society over the ages, from the 7th to the 21st century.

When the three ancient Korean states of Koguryŏ (高句麗), Paekche (百濟), and Silla (新羅) adopted elements of Chinese culture, the Chinese writing system and sinified Buddhism…

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Boudewijn Walraven and Younghee Lee, “Korean Buddhist Literature in Korean”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0052>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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