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Title: On the Tibetan Historiography and Doxography of the 'Great Debate of bSam yas'
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: D. Seyfort Ruegg
One Sentence Summary: This article presents some of the problems and possible future directions in studies of the Samyé (bsam yas) Debate.

Description: This article presents some of the problems involved in trying to piece together the actual events and setting of the debate that is reported to have taken place between disciples of the Indian Buddhist Kamalaśīla and the Chinese monk Hwashang, or Ho-shang Mo-ho-yen, in Tibet in the eighth century. The article critiques conclusions of previous studies, and offers some tentative alternatives. It also emphasizes what the ‘Great Debate’ meant for subsequent Tibetan civilization and how it framed the understanding of important philosophical differentiations. (Ben Deitle 2006-03-02)

Publisher Place: Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken
Publisher: Naritasan Shinshoji
Normalized publisher place: Narita
Publisher country: Japan
Published Date: 1992
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Subject: The Samyé (bsam yas) Debate
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Multi-Author Edited Volumes -- Conference Proceedings -- Proceedings of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (PIATS) -- PIATS 5 (1989) -- Tibetan Studies, PIATS 5, vol. 1
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 8th century CE
Language: English
Series Title: Proceedings of the International Association for Tibetan Studies
Series volume: 5
Series 2 editor: Shōren Ihara
Series 2 volume: 2
Series 2 Title: Monograph Series of Naritasan Institute for Buddhist Studies Occasional Papers
Source: Tibetan studies: Proceedings of the 5th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Narita 1989
Source Editor: Shōren Ihara
Zuihō Yamaguchi
Source Type: Conference Proceedings
Source Volume: 1
Source Page Numbers: 237-244
Frequency of publication: Irregular
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2006-03-06 12:01:27
Date Last Modified: 2008-03-19 13:06:40
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