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Sūtra Commentaries in Chinese until the Tang Period
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The fervent composition of commentaries on Buddhist sūtras could well be said to be one of the characteristic features of East Asian Buddhism. Translation of Buddhist scriptures into Chinese began around the second half of the 2nd century ce. When the Chinese began to study Buddhist teachings in their own language, they responded to buddhavacana (…

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Hiroshi Kanno and Rafal Felbur, “Sūtra Commentaries in Chinese until the Tang Period”, 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_0042>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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