2 new books on Yogacara in the Old China & new China

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Leo Rivers
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2 new books on Yogacara in the Old China & new China

Postby Leo Rivers » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:02 pm

Professor John Makeham is releasing
Transforming Consciousness: Yogaacaara Thought in Modern China (Oxford 2014)
and an annotated translation of Xiong Shili’s Xin weishi lun (New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness) (Yale 2014)
He is editor of the monograph series, Modern Chinese Philosophy (Brill) http://www.brill.nl/publications/modern-chinese-philosophy and welcomes manuscript submissions!
Is the Ven. Huifeng listening? :twothumbsup:



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Re: 2 new books on Yogacara in the Old China & new China

Postby Huifeng » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:32 am

I think that Xiong Shili has maybe already become old china... :tongue:

"Transforming Consciousness forces us to rethink the entire project in modern China of the "translation of the West." Taken together, the chapters develop a wide-ranging and deeply sourced argument that Yogacara Buddhism played a much more important role in the development of modern Chinese thought (including philosophy, religion, scientific thinking, social, thought, and more) than has previously been recognized."

Recognized by who? It seems pretty obvious over this side of the water. Maybe it's just one of those "Well, before we asked the Japanese what Chinese Buddhism was, and now we've finally decided to ask the Chinese" types of things.

Meanwhile, yesterday morning just started re-reading Yinshun's 攝大乘論講記 Notes on the Mahayanasamgraha. :smile:

~~ Huifeng

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