This book originates from a thesis work whereby it is one of the first comprehensive study of Chi-Tsang`s treatment of The Two Truths in English. The work aims to build up a strong interest in readers, particularly, people in Western socities who are unfamiliar with Chinese tradition, culture and language. The topic is not only important in the theoritical approach but also critical to a practitioner to comprehend Chinese Buddhism for its ability to be a good reference work.
Ching-Qing Shih by the lay name of Teo Ehiam Teng is a Chinese Buddhist monk based in Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Bristol University 1998, based on this work. His research interests lie in Madhyamaka philosophy in Chinese Buddhism where his article is published in the Journal of Chung-Hwa Buddhist studies in Taiwan.
" a critical study of chi-tsang`s (549-623) AD) . Theory of two truths namely worldly truth (Shih-ti) and the truth of supreme meaning (ti-yi-ti) .....an illuminating work which rewards the patient reader with knowledge and insights into the development of Buddhism in East Asia."
---------Hsi Lai Journal of HUmanistic Buddhism
Vol. 6, 2005
".......a valuable work for scholars of Chinese Buddhism and for those interested in the development of Madhyamaka in Buddhism of East Asia."
--------The Middle Way
Vol. 80, No. 3, Nov., 2005