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The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Chanyuan Qinggui (review)

The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China: An Annotated Translation and Study of the... 206 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Yifa. The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Chanyuan Qinggui. Kuroda Institute Classics in East Asian Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2002. xxx, 352 pp. Hardcover $60.00, isbn 0­8248­2494­6. The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China is a welcome addition to works on East Asian Buddhism. The translation alone, the first complete translation in a Western language, guarantees the work's lasting value. The study accompanying it breaks ground in several areas, and will serve as the basis for further research in years to come. The author, Yifa, was ordained as a Buddhist nun at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan, and received her Ph.D. from Yale University. While it is not unusual to find Western-language publications in the field of Buddhist Studies by Westerners with monastic training who have gone on to complete an advanced degree, Yifa represents a trend by Asian monastics in completing their advanced degrees at Western universities. This may account for some differences in perspective on the sources and figures studied, subjects discussed below. The contents of The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Chanyuan Qinggui (review)

China Review International , Volume 11 (1) – Jan 18, 2004

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206 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Yifa. The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Chanyuan Qinggui. Kuroda Institute Classics in East Asian Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2002. xxx, 352 pp. Hardcover $60.00, isbn 0­8248­2494­6. The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China is a welcome addition to works on East Asian Buddhism. The translation alone, the first complete translation in a Western language, guarantees the work's lasting value. The study accompanying it breaks ground in several areas, and will serve as the basis for further research in years to come. The author, Yifa, was ordained as a Buddhist nun at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan, and received her Ph.D. from Yale University. While it is not unusual to find Western-language publications in the field of Buddhist Studies by Westerners with monastic training who have gone on to complete an advanced degree, Yifa represents a trend by Asian monastics in completing their advanced degrees at Western universities. This may account for some differences in perspective on the sources and figures studied, subjects discussed below. The contents of The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China

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Published: Jan 18, 2004

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