Re: Seeking information on Buddhism and Mt. Geling 葛嶺 in China.

Dear George,

You might want to look at 《釋氏稽古略》T49.2037.833a12-23. It is about a 布氏侍 = 布毛侍 who wants to become a Buddhist monastic. The passage ends:《釋氏稽古略》卷3:「建伽藍於喜鵲寺之東葛嶺之西塢曰招賢(傳燈錄)。」(CBETA, T49, no. 2037, p. 833, a22-23)

best,
Dan

Re: Seeking information on Buddhism and Mt. Geling 葛嶺 in China.

Dear George,

This place name (葛嶺) comes up in an eighteenth-century text (戸隠山代權現縁起, 1736?) I've been working on as shorthand for Katsuragi-san 葛城山, which you'll recognize as En no Gyōja's home turf.

Incidentally, there are Daoist references in this text that construct associations between En and Daoism (particularly 天師道). I'd be curious to hear from others if 葛嶺 doubles as a reference to a Chinese site as well.

Best wishes,

Re: Seeking information on Buddhism and Mt. Geling 葛嶺 in China.

Hello George,

The landmark is Daoist related. In "Ge Ling," there is a Daoist monastery called 抱樸道院, named after Ge Hong's "Bao Pu Zi" 抱樸子.

You may also check "西湖夢尋·葛嶺": “ 葛嶺者,葛仙翁稚川修仙地也。仙翁名洪,號抱樸子,句容人也。從祖葛玄,學道得仙術,傳其弟子鄭隱。洪從隱學,盡得其秘……” (https://www.google.com/books/edition/西湖夢尋/QWMJP8MLW80C?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%E8%A5%BF%E6%B9%96%E6%A2%A6%E5%AF%BB&printsec=frontcover).

I am not expertise in Daoism, but shall you find much more Daoist references
for "抱樸" or "抱樸子."

Hope it helps,
AL

Re: Tom Johnson

Dear Mr. Reavis:

Most 495-261 files I've seen have a mixture of material in English and Russian. Often the English consists of biographical forms filled out by the subject of the file when he or she attended a Comintern school or conference. But it has been more than a decade since I was at RGASPI and I'm no longer in touch with Russian researchers who assist RGASPI research. Nor do I know what is the current RGASPI policy on access to 495-261 files. American researchers who have been to Moscow more recently would be a better source.

John Earl Haynes

Re: Tom Johnson

Mr. Haynes:
I am used to working with the CPUSA files in the Comintern Records. But your report--which gives me great hope!--seems to indicate that the files mentioning a Dzhonson are in Russian, which I can't read. I am hoping that in this web-connected world, I could hire someone who could follow him in that language. Do you or does anyone have a suggestion about how I could hire a researcher who is competent in that language?

Re: Tom Johnson

There is a Tom Johnson (Dzhonson, Tom) file in the Comintern’s collection of USA personal files at the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (RGASPI): fond 495, opis 261, delo 5200. Probably it is your Tom Johnson but I have no idea what the file contains or from what period.

John Earl Haynes

Re: Tom Johnson

I have no direct information. However, it is interesting to note, as per his papers at Tamiment, that James Allen, who was also working in the deep South, left, after about a year or two, the reason being as I recall, the stress involved in the work

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