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Buddhism and Buddhists in China

By: Lewis Hodus

Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work

From the Preface: 'Buddhism is a religion which must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Gautama in India and developed in the early years succeeding, and as embodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, is not representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today. The faithful student of Buddhist literature would be as far removed from understanding the working activities of a busy center of Buddhism in Burmah, Tibet or China today as a student of patristic literature would be from appreciating the Christian life of London or New York City.'

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Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1924

Author

Lewis Hodus

United States

Lewis Hodous was an American Board missionary to China, educator, Sinologist and Buddhologist.   Lewis Hodous was born on December 31, 1872 in Vesec, Bohemia and migrated to the United States wit...

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