Project

A Critical Edition of the Last Chapter of the Lankavatarasutra with an Annotated Translation and a Study of the Lankavatarasutra

Program

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Abstract

This disseration contains a critical edition of the tenth chapter of the Lankavatarasutra together with the canonical Tibetan commentary composed by J├▒anasribhadra, an annotated English translation, and a comprehensive and meticulous study of the Lankavatarasutra from the aspects of its textual transmission (including manuscripts, different recensions, and canonical translations), structure, textual diachronic development, doctrines, peculiarities of language and metrical features, commentaries, quotations, parallels, influence on other scriptures, presumed date, and the background of its composition.