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The Publishing of Buddhist Books for Beginners in Modern China from Yang Wenhui to Master Sheng Yen
中國近代歷史上的佛學入門書籍出版事業 – 從楊文會居士至聖嚴法師而言.
Shengyan yanjiu 聖嚴研究 (Sheng Yen Studies), Vol. 5 (2014).
"This paper examines three creators of Chinese-language Buddhist introductory texts, each of whom sought to connect their deep knowledge of the Buddhist textual corpus with the
interests and needs of the novice student: Yang Wenhui 楊文會 (1837 – 1911), who helped resurrect Buddhist scriptural publishing in the decades following the Taiping rebellion; Ding
Fubao 丁福保 (1874 – 1952), a physician and bibliophile who drew upon his extensive personal collection of rare books to provide citations for his annotations; and Master Sheng Yen 聖嚴法師
(1930 – 2009), whose English-language books are presently among the most popular introductory texts to Buddhism."
Portions of this paper are based on chapter four of my 2013 dissertation.
A full-text PDF of this article will be available online shortly.
Chinese Buddhist Publishing and Print Culture, 1900-1950.
In Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, edited by Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, March 2013.
Part of Oxford Bibliographies Online, this is an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources on the study of Buddhist print culture
in early twentieth-century China. Readers need either a personal subscription to the OBO service, or access through an institution with a subscription.