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The “Zhenzheng lun” by Xuanyi: A Buddhist Apologetic Scripture of Tang China

The “Zhenzheng lun” by Xuanyi: A Buddhist Apologetic Scripture of Tang China Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/sungkyun-journal-of-east-asian-studies/article-pdf/21/2/264/1466930/264mcbride.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 31 March 2022 BOOK REVIEW Thomas Jülch, trans. The “Zhenzheng lun” by Xuanyi: A Buddhist Apologetic Scriptur e of Tang China. Monumenta Serica Monograph Series LXX. New York: Routledge, 2019. xi +194 pages. ISBN-13: 9780367182854 (hard cover); ISBN-13: 9780429060519 (e-book). US$160.00 (hardcover); $48.95 (paper). The “Zhenzheng lun” by Xuanyi is an anno tated trans la tion of the apol o getic work Treatise on Revealing the Correct (Zhenzheng lun 甄正論, T 2112), in three rolls. It was com posed in the late sev enth cen tury CE by a Daoist priest who converted to Bud dhism and sought to expose the short com ings of Dao ism and its many bor row ings from Bud dhism. The author’s sec u lar name was Du Yi 杜義 and his Bud dhist monas tic name was Xuanyi 玄嶷. The text com prises thirty dia logue sequences (DS) between the “Venerable Obstructed by Customs” (Zhisu gongzi 滯 俗公子), who asks ques tions, pro vi des descrip tion, or makes asser tions, and the “Master Revealing the Correct” (Zhenzheng xiansheng 甄正先生), who defends Bud dhism, points out fal la cies and errors in the Daoist’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies Duke University Press

The “Zhenzheng lun” by Xuanyi: A Buddhist Apologetic Scripture of Tang China

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Copyright © 2021 Richard D. McBride II
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1598-2661
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10.1215/15982661-9326259
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/sungkyun-journal-of-east-asian-studies/article-pdf/21/2/264/1466930/264mcbride.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 31 March 2022 BOOK REVIEW Thomas Jülch, trans. The “Zhenzheng lun” by Xuanyi: A Buddhist Apologetic Scriptur e of Tang China. Monumenta Serica Monograph Series LXX. New York: Routledge, 2019. xi +194 pages. ISBN-13: 9780367182854 (hard cover); ISBN-13: 9780429060519 (e-book). US$160.00 (hardcover); $48.95 (paper). The “Zhenzheng lun” by Xuanyi is an anno tated trans la tion of the apol o getic work Treatise on Revealing the Correct (Zhenzheng lun 甄正論, T 2112), in three rolls. It was com posed in the late sev enth cen tury CE by a Daoist priest who converted to Bud dhism and sought to expose the short com ings of Dao ism and its many bor row ings from Bud dhism. The author’s sec u lar name was Du Yi 杜義 and his Bud dhist monas tic name was Xuanyi 玄嶷. The text com prises thirty dia logue sequences (DS) between the “Venerable Obstructed by Customs” (Zhisu gongzi 滯 俗公子), who asks ques tions, pro vi des descrip tion, or makes asser tions, and the “Master Revealing the Correct” (Zhenzheng xiansheng 甄正先生), who defends Bud dhism, points out fal la cies and errors in the Daoist’s

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Sungkyun Journal of East Asian StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2021

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