By Chou Hsiang-Kuang
Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been dwelling in India for
a variety of years has put the folks of India below a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which used to be released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of realizing Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i respect hjs broad studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with background of—Chinese and Buddhistic proposal. He
has nearly made India his domestic, having served the college of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of heritage, and in addition various
other associations, Governmental and in a different way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the college of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very specified survey of the heritage of Buddhism in China. There
are already a few strong and authoritative works at the subject
by ecu and Indian students, and the Handbooks by means of the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and overdue Dr. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi
are renowned in India. Prof. Basu gave an account of the Indian
scholars who went to China, and Dr. Bagchi’s paintings provides a General
Survey of Sino-Indian kin, together with the unfold of Buddhism
in China. Prof. Chou’s paintings covers the whole box, and it
is even more targeted than the other ebook that i do know on the
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He died in the Monastery of Yet Palace in the year 348 A. 1). Early nuns. The first two nuns mentioned in the M em oirs o f B h iksh u n is by Fao-chang, Ching-ffiien and An-liug-shou, were associated with Buddhadana, the second having boon converted by him. Nun Ching-chion, erected a temple before 31G A. 1). but it was not until 357 A. D. , Ching-chion was thus not, at the time she assisted at this ordination, able to lend it any canonical authority. She passed away in 362 A. D. at her ago of seventy.
When Chang-chien returned to China in 120 B. , and reported to the Emperor, Wu Ti of the Han dynasty, about the Indian alliance with the great Yuch-chi against tho Huns. In his repor t4ie states : “1 saw in Bactria bamboo and cloth which 1 recognized as having been made in our province Szechuan. I was much surprised and asked how these things came to be available a t so distant a place. ” We now know Sindhu to have been no o^her land than India which was effectively out off from. China for a thousand years by the Himalayan ranges, the yla^oau o L ^ ^ rW jd the disease-ridden defiles 22 t r A HISTORY OP CHINESE BUDDHISM of the river-valley of upper Burma.
See Memoir* of Eminent Priests, BUDDHISM IN THE EASTEBN T8IN DYNASTY 47 of north China attacked Hsiang-yang. Tao-an therefore could not go to the south, and sent all his disciples to other parts of China. A t this time, Hui-yuan parted company with his master Tao-an for good and never in his life-time did they meet again. (2) H u i-y u a n S h ifte d to L u-Shan. Hui-yuan with his younger brother Hui-ch’io left Hsiang-yang for Chin-chow. After crossing the Yang-tze river, theyjsettled down in the Monastery of Superior Brightness for sometime,''Hui-yuan again visited Hsun-yang.
A History Of Chinese Buddhism by Chou Hsiang-Kuang