Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia

The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

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Jiang Wu, Lucille Chia
The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies
  • New York, NY: 
    Columbia University Press
    , December
     432 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book has been reviewed in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

Please click here to read the review.

About the Reviewer(s): 

Chün-Fang Yü is Sheng Yen Professor Emerita of Chinese Buddhism at Columbia University.

Date of Review: 
April 3, 2016
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jiang Wu is professor of Chinese religion and thought in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. His research interests include Chinese Buddhism, especially Chan/Zen Buddhism and the Chinese Buddhist canon; Sino-Japanese Buddhist exchanges; and the application of GIS tools in the study of Chinese culture and religion. He is the author ofEnlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China and Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia.

Lucille Chia is professor of history at the University of California at Riverside. Her research interests include Chinese book culture, most recently the history of Buddhist publishing in imperial China. She is the author ofPrinting for Profit: The Commercial Publishers of Jianyang, Song-Ming (960–1644) and coeditor of Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print: China, 900–1400.


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