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- DescriptionThe two essays in this volume explore how monks in medieval India and China wrote about themselves with their fellow monks. The author translates and discusses biographies and autobiographies of two Jain monks, who lives in the 11th and 14th century CE. The book tells us how a community of Chinese Buddhists viewed the life of the founder of their group, and how his biography reflected the changes that the community underwent. The essays are the result of a joint research project on religious biographies in Asia, carried out with assistance from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
- Author BiographyDr Phyllis Granoff is currently the Lex Hixon Professor of World Religions at Yale University and one of the most renowned scholars of Indian philosophy and literature. After graduating from Radcliffe College she earned her Ph.D. in Sanskrit, Indian Studies and Fine Arts from Harvard University. She is fluent in numerous Indian languages, including Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Ardha Magadhi, Bengalo, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati and Oriya. She has published twelve books, some seventy articles, and now is the editor of the Journal of Indian Philosophy. Dr Koichi Shinohara teaches Chinese and Japanese religion at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
- Author(s)Koichi Shinohara,Phyllis Granoff
- PublisherMosaic Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1992
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationOntario
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintMosaic Press
- Weight377 g
- Width230 mm
- Height155 mm
- Spine16 mm
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