The study of the Chinese Buddhist Canon—the basic literature of Buddhism—does not have an eminent place in study either in China or in the Western World. For the contributors to this volume, their chapters are the result of decades of dedication to academic research, and they reveal many facets of the Buddhist Canon that were previously unstudied. This book originated in the first and second International Conferences on Chinese Buddhist Canon, and focuses on the communication of the Chinese Buddhist Canon through the medium of print. It enhances our knowledge of how the canon was collated, proofread and printed. This book was originally published as a special issue of Studies in Chinese Religions.

chapter |13 pages


ByDarui Long

chapter |18 pages

Chinese Buddhist canon: approaches to its compilation

ByGuangchang Fang

chapter |14 pages

The master–disciple relationship between Huisi and Jingwan

ByAiming Zhang

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The Yongle Northern Canon and its donors

ByDarui Long