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UWest Faculty Contributes to New Book on Chinese Buddhist Canon

Two of University of the West's Department of Religious Studies faculty has contributed to a new volume on the making of the Chinese Buddhist Canon.

Dr. Lewis Lancaster wrote the preface for the book, and Dr. Darui Long authored the chapter titled, “Managing the Dharma Treasures: Collation, Carving, Printing, and Distribution of the Canon in Late Imperial China.”

The book is edited by Dr. Jiang Wu, professor of Chinese religion and thought in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona, and Dr. Lucille Chia, professor of history at the University of California at Riverside.

From the publisher:

A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era. Approaching the subject from a historical perspective, it ties the religious, social, and textual practices of canon formation to the development of East Asian Buddhist culture and enlivens Chinese Buddhist texts for readers interested in the evolution of Chinese writing and the Confucian and Daoist traditions.

For more info, please visit the publisher's site.

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