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Buddhism in East Asia
Buddhism in East Asia

Buddhism in East Asia

by Sukumar Dutt

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Language

English

Publisher

Originals

ISBN

8188629278 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 225

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Sukumar Dutt
Publisher: Originals
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 225
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188629278

Description

Buddhism in East Asia does not pretend to be the outcome of fundamental research. Its main purpose is to collate, arrange and evaluate facts which specialists in the field have brought to light-and in such a way as to hold the general reader. There is little of critical apparatus and scholarly dissertation to confound him.

In lively fashion, and with well-chosen illustrations to support his interest, the book takes him through a fascinating journey in time and space, through Ceylon, Burma, Siam, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Chinese Turkestan, Japan and Tibet; it appraises the role and place of Buddhism in the different stages of their evolution in a broad and colourful sweep.

To the ancients of Asia, East Asia seems to have been known as a Union of Buddhist countries, the chosen home of Buddhism on the Continent. It was destined by a prophecy of the Buddha to be the region where his religion would most grow and prosper. To this prophecy the King of Kudara (in Korea) drew the attention of the Mikado of Japan in his dispatch of 552 AD, inviting the latter to join the Buddhist countries and add more strength to the faith. Whether it was due to divine dispensation or the existence of better facilities for travel and transport, it was in East Asia that Buddhism was extensively propagated.

Contents

PREFACE

PART I
Introducing the Buddhist Countries
The Legend of the Nine Missions
Ceylon

PART II: LATER DIFFUSION IN EAST ASIA

SOUTH EAST ASIA
Burma
Siam (Including Laos)
Cambodia
Vietnam

MID-ASIA
Chinese Turkestan and the Oasis-States
China

FAR EAST
Japan

NORTH EAST OF INDIA
Tibet

Index

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