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Philosophical Literature: Japan
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Buddhist philosophical literature in Japan makes extensive use of Classical Chinese works, and with the exception of certain works written in Japanese, it was the norm for Buddhist philosophical literature in Japan to be written in Classical Chinese. Japanese Buddhism, along with that of China, Vietnam, and the Korean Peninsula, thus belongs to th…

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Sueki Fumihiko, “Philosophical Literature: Japan”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 06 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0058>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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