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The Role of Translation in Reconstructing the Early Mahāyāna

Daniel Boucher

in Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers translation in the Indian and Chinese contexts before embarking on a demonstration of the translation process undergone for the purposes of this volume. Although translation ... More


Mistranslation and Missed Translation

Daniel Boucher

in Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the Rāṣṭrapāla's earliest Chinese translation, the third-century rendering by Dharmarakṣa, particularly for what it can reveal about the history of this text over time. In ... More


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