For about a thousand years, Buddhism dominated the thought of China and
her thinkers were occupied with Buddhist philosophy. This dictionary serves as a
resource to the interpretation of Chinese culture, as well as an important
reference for the comparative study of Sanskrit and Pali originals.
The author provides a key for the students which to unlock a closed door which does serve to reveal the riches of the great Buddhist thesaurus in China. Author further, explains that various translators invented different terms and even when the some term was finally adopted its commutation varied, so he seems to have overcome these difficulties to a certain extent .
This invaluable interpretive tool, first published in
1937, is now available for the first time in a paperback edition specially aimed
at students of Chinese Buddhism.