Kumarajiva's translations of Nagarjuna's works

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Kumarajiva's translations of Nagarjuna's works

Post by markatex » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:55 pm

I've come upon Nagarjuna in China, a translation of the Kumarajiva version of Nagarjuna's Middle Way Treatise (it's very expensive). Are there any other of Kumarajiva's translation of Nagarjuna's material in English? Most of the English translations seem to come from Indian or Tibetan traditions, which I'm less interested in.

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Re: Kumarajiva's translations of Nagarjuna's works

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:06 am

Here is part of N. Upadesha with Chinese on facing pages:

http://kalavinka.org/kp_book_pages/n6p_book_page.htm

Another volume with the Stories: http://kalavinka.org/kp_book_pages/mspw ... 20page.htm

And lastly a Gelongma translated Lamotte's French into five PDFs:

http://resources.84000-translate.org/In ... 0Classics/
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Re: Kumarajiva's translations of Nagarjuna's works

Post by markatex » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:44 am

Thanks! I wondered if the Kalavinka materials were translated from Kumarajiva's Chinese versions. I will have to check them out.

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Re: Kumarajiva's translations of Nagarjuna's works

Post by DGA » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:09 am

Ng Yu-Kwan's book TienTai Buddhism and Early Madhyamaka is accessible (it's in paperback) and gives an overview that may be particularly useful to you because he shows how the peculiarities of the Chinese translations Zhiyi had available to him inflected his presentation of Dharma. Check bookfinder.com for used copies.

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Re: Kumarajiva's translations of Nagarjuna's works

Post by markatex » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:15 am

DGA wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:09 am
Ng Yu-Kwan's book TienTai Buddhism and Early Madhyamaka is accessible (it's in paperback) and gives an overview that may be particularly useful to you because he shows how the peculiarities of the Chinese translations Zhiyi had available to him inflected his presentation of Dharma. Check bookfinder.com for used copies.
Thanks - I found a copy for $10!

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