A cultural approach to the study of Xuanzang

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Abstract

Xuanzang is an iconic figure in both translation studies and Buddhism in China. As a subject of academic study, Xuanzang has been examined in relation to his pilgrimage to India, his translation principles, and his extensive sutra translations of impeccable quality. More importantly, his practice and standards of sutra translation, in hindsight, proved to be highly insightful and instructive even for modern translation studies. In fact, translation is a thread that runs through his life, his work and his achievements. Taking this perspective, this paper focuses on how translation serves as a decisive factor, at different crucial points of his life, in shaping his actions before, during, and after his pilgrimage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-cultural transmission of Buddhist texts : theories and practices of translation
EditorsDorji WANGCHUK
Place of PublicationHamburg
PublisherUniversität Hamburg
Pages99-118
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783945151044
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Pilgrimage
Translation Studies
Sutras
Buddhism
Iconic
Modern Translation
Academic Studies
Hindsight
India
China
Perspective Taking

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LUNG, R. (2016). A cultural approach to the study of Xuanzang. In D. WANGCHUK (Ed.), Cross-cultural transmission of Buddhist texts : theories and practices of translation (pp. 99-118). Hamburg : Universität Hamburg.
LUNG, Rachel. / A cultural approach to the study of Xuanzang. Cross-cultural transmission of Buddhist texts : theories and practices of translation. editor / Dorji WANGCHUK. Hamburg : Universität Hamburg, 2016. pp. 99-118
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