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Authors and Editors in the Literary Traditions of Asian Buddhism

Abstract:

Time and again in modern studies of traditional Buddhist literature, we find the unreflective use of words like ‘author.’ Such words are a natural part of our modern lexicon, and at first glance seem to be implied by Buddhist literary conventions too, for example in colophons or catalogues. Little wonder that we use them so freely. We happily say so-and-so ‘wrote’ a meditation manual, ‘composed’ a commentary, or ‘revealed’ a scripture. Yet on reflection, this is a potentially hazardous way to...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies Faculty
Publisher:
International Association of Buddhist Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies Journal website
Volume:
36/37
Pages:
195-204
Publication date:
2015-08-14
ISSN:
0193-600X
URN:
uuid:c4fec898-44f3-4a78-bcb5-af4120e4f304
Source identifiers:
591960
Local pid:
pubs:591960

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