- Associate Professor
- Temple University
The aim of this project is to translate an extensive, seminal 12th-century Chinese Buddhist text, the “Essays on the Pure Land from Longshu” by Wang Rixiu (1105-1173). Wang’s Essays are the first extensive discussion of the tenets of the Pure Land School of Buddhism from the perspective of an elite, Confucian-trained, lay Buddhist. The text is ten fascicles long and, written by a highly erudite 12th-century literatus, not without difficulty. The resulting translation will be c. 60,000 words in English.