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The Buddhist re-interpretation of the legends surrounding King Mu of Zhou

By Thomas Jülch

Abstract

King Mu of Zhou was subject to two different legendary traditions in classical Chinese sources. Both of these traditions were re-interpreted in Buddhism for the purposes of Chinese Buddhist apologetic thought. This paper examines how these re-interpretations worked and in which Buddhist texts they are present

Topics: Languages and Literatures, China, Buddhism, King Mu of Zhou
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:archive.ugent.be:3134388
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