Lives of the Nuns ― Biographies of Chinese Buddhist Nuns from the Fourth to Sixth Centuries : A Translation of the Pi-Ch'Iu-Ni Chuan
- 出版社：Univ of Hawaii Pr
- 作者：Pao-Chang; Kathryn Ann Tsai (TRN); Shih Pao-Ch'Ang; Kathryn Ann Tsai
- 規格：22.2cm*15.2cm*1.9cm (高/寬/厚)
Among the stories of the Buddhist life well lived are entertaining tales that reveal the wit and intelligence of these women in the face of unsavory officials, highway robbers, even fawning barbarians. When Ching-ch'eng and a fellow nun, renowned for their piety and strict asceticism, are taken to "the capital of the northern barbarians" and plied with delicacies, the women "besmirch their own reputation" by gobbling down the food shamelessly. Appalled by their lack of manners, the disillusioned barbarians release the nuns, who return happily to their convent.
Lives of the Nuns gives readers a glimpse into a world long vanished yet peopled with women and men who express the same aspirations and longing for spiritual enlightenment found at all times and in all places.
Buddhologists, sinologists, historians, and those interested in religious studies and women's studies will welcome this volume, which includes annotations for readers new to the field of Chinese Buddhist history as well as for the specialist.