The Earliest Known Edition of "The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain" and the Connections Between Precious Scrolls and Buddhist Preaching

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Berezkin, Rostislav, and Boris L. Riftin. “The Earliest Known Edition of ‘The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain’ and the Connections Between Precious Scrolls and Buddhist Preaching.” T’oung Pao 99, no. 4/5 (2013): 445–99. http://www.jstor.org.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/stable/24754961.

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[This article introduces a reprint made in Hanoi in 1772 of an undated Chinese edition, originally published in Nanjing, of The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain (Xiangshan baojuan). This edition, called the "Nanjing redaction" in the article, was preserved only partially as a ritual manual in China. Yet it provides important evidence for determining the early date of production of the text. By comparing certain features in the Nanjing redaction and in other redactions that circulated in China, it can be established that the Nanjing redaction is the earliest known to us. Its significance within the history of the baojuan genre is discussed, with special attention paid to the unique form and content of the text. Cet article présente la réimpression, réalisée à Hanoï en 1722, d'une édition chinoise non datée, originellement publiée à Nankin, du Rouleau précieux de la Montagne de l'Encens (Xiangshan baojuan). Appelée "version de Nankin" dans l'article, cette édition n'a survécu que partiellement en Chine comme manuel de rituel. Elle fournit pourtant d'importants indices sur l'ancienneté de la composition du texte. En comparant certains aspects de la version de Nankin et d'autres versions ayant circulé en Chine, il est possible d'établir que la version de Nankin et la plus ancienne qui nous soit parvenue. Son importance dans l'histoire du genre baojuan fait l'objet d'un examen dans lequel une attention particulière est accordée à l'originalité de la forme et du contenu du texte.]

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Title: The Earliest Known Edition of "The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain" and the Connections Between Precious Scrolls and Buddhist Preaching

Author: Rostislav Berezkin

Author: Boris L. Riftin

URI: https://architecturasinica.org/bibl/USUG7MG2 

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See Also: http://www.jstor.org.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/stable/24754961  

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Title: T'oung Pao

Date of Publication: 2013

Pages: 445-499

Volume: 99

 

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