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    The Buddhist Conquest of China: The Spread and Adaptation of Buddhism in Early Medieval China (Sinica Leidensia) (Hardback) By (author) Erik Zurcher, Foreword by Stephen F. Teiser

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    Description"The reprinting in 2006 of a book originally produced nearly fifty years earlier (and based on a doctoral dissertation begun in the early 1950s) is not merely a publishing event. It constitutes a milestone in the academic study of early Chinese Buddhism that shows at once both how far the field has progressed in the past half-century as well as how fundamental the book remains." (From the new Introduction.) At the repeated request of many scholars and students here is a new edition of E. Zurcher's groundbreaking "The Buddhist Conquest of China". In his extensive introduction Stephen F. Teiser (D.T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies, Princeton University) explains why the book is still the standard in the field of early Chinese Buddhism. The introduction, newly written for this edition, analyzes the development of the field from the 1950s to the present. This edition is also updated by utilizing Pinyin (rather than the Wade-Giles system of the first two editions) for the transcription of Chinese and by including a thorough bibliography of E. Zurcher's more recent work.

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    The Buddhist Conquest of China
    The Spread and Adaptation of Buddhism in Early Medieval China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Zurcher, Foreword by Stephen F. Teiser
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 474
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    ISBN 13: 9789004156043
    ISBN 10: 9004156046

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    DC22: 294.30951
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    LC classification: BQ636 .Z84 2007
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    3, Revised
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    3rd Revised edition
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    16 January 2014
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    Author Information
    Erik Zurcher (1928), studied Sinology and Buddhology in Leiden and Paris and received his Ph.D. in 1959. He is Professor of East Asian History Emeritus at Leiden University and has published extensively on early Chinese Buddhism, Taoism, and the reception of Christianity in seventeenth-century China.