The Publication of Volume 33 (July 2020)

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Subject Fields: 
Religious Studies and Theology, Chinese History / Studies



We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 33 of Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies by the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. The JCBS is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research on the historical study of Chinese Buddhism in the pre-modern and modern periods.


The Volume 33 includes the following contributions:

Mengxiao Wang Building a Pure Land Lineage: A Study of Zhida’s Play Guiyuan jing and a Translation of its Three Paratexts

Nan Ouyang Emplacing Dizang Bodhisattva on Mt. Jiuhua with Local Dramas during the Late Imperial and Republican Eras (1368–1949)

Guo Xing (Bhikshuni) Metaphorical Imagery and the Fashioning of Caodong Identity in Hongzhi Zhengjue’s 宏智正覺 (10911157) Commentarial
Verses on Old Cases

Yaoping Liu The History of Jin Nikāya in Thailand: A Preliminary Study
from a Socio-political Perspective

Ester Bianchi The Puhua si 普華寺: Longing for Trustworthiness and Recognition: Transformations in the Religious Identity and Institutional Affiliation of the Chinese Buddhist Temple in Prato

Justin R. Ritzinger Karma, Charisma, and Community: Karmic Storytelling
in a Blue-Collar Taiwanese Buddhist Organization


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Daniel B. Stevenson (University of Kansas)

Jimmy Y. Yu (Florida State University)

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Shu-ya Hsu (Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies)

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