Assessing the Impact of Sanskrit on the Chinese Language: Creating a Database of Chinese Buddhist Translations and their Sanskrit Parallels to Facilitate Research in Historical Chinese Linguistics through Contrastive Analysis

Project: Research project

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Description

This is a cooperative project to be conducted by scholars from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China, which includes the construction of a comparative database of Chinese Buddhist translations and their Indian parallels, as well as lexical, semantic and grammatical research based on this database. The objective of this project is to examine the impacts of Indian Buddhism upon the Chinese language and to boost the study of Buddhist Chinese in China.

Funding Source: RGC - General Research Fund (GRF)
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/1130/06/14

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