India and China: Interactions through Buddhism and Diplomacy - A Collection of Essays by Professor Prabodh Chandra Bagchi

About the Publication

Underscoring the unique and multifaceted interactions between ancient India and ancient China, India and China: Interactions through Buddhism and Diplomacy collates the classic works of the pre-eminent Indian scholar of Chinese history and Buddhism, Professor Prabodh Chandra Bagchi (1898–1956). The collected essays of this volume range from those that examine the ancient names for India in Chinese sources, to those that investigate Indian influences on Chinese thought, analyse the beginnings of Buddhism in China, and explore the letters exchanged between the Chinese monk Xuanzang (Hiuan-Tsang) and his Indian friends. Also included are a variety of Bagchi’s short articles, as well as English translations of a number of his Bengali essays. Further insight into Bagchi’s work is provided by the renowned scholars, Suniti Kumar Chatterji and Akira Yuyama, who discuss respectively Bagchi’s contribution to Chinese studies in India and to the wider understanding of India-China interactions. With its wide-ranging and thorough investigation of both Sino-Indian Buddhism and cultural relations between the two ancient civilizations, India and China: Interactions through Buddhism and Diplomacy will be an invaluable text for anyone interested in cross-cultural exchanges between India and China, Buddhism, or Asian history.

Co-publication: Anthem Press

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Contents

India and China: Interactions through Buddhism and Diplomacy - A Collection of Essays by Professor Prabodh Chandra Bagchi [Whole Publication]
PART ONE
1. Ancient Chinese Names of India
2. The Beginnings of Buddhism in China
3. Indian Influence on Chinese Thought
4. A Note on the Avadanasataka and its Chinese Translation
5. Bodhisattva-sila of Subhakarasimha
6. A Fragment of the Kasyapa Samhita in Chinese
7. The Chinese Mysticism
8. Some Early Buddhist Missionaries of Persia in China
9. Some Letters of Hiuan-Tsang and his Indian Friends
10. New Lights on the Chinese Inscriptions of Bodhgaya
11. A Buddhist Monk of Nalanda amongst the Western Turks
12. Political Relations between Bengal and China in the Patham Period
13. Chinese Coins from Tanjore
14. Report on a New Hoard of Chinese Coins
15. Ki-pin and Kashmir
16. Sino-Indian Relations - The Period of the United Empires (618-1100 A.D.)
PART TWO: SHORT ARTICLES
Sino-Indian Spheres of Influences
Khotan as the Cultural Outpost of India
Indian Sciences in the Far East
The Visva-Bharati Cheena Bhavana
PART THREE: ARTICLES IN BENGALI
Indian Civilization in China
Influence of Indian Music in the Far East
Indian Hindu Culture and Religion in China
APPENDIX
In Memoriam - Prabodh Chandra Bagchi (1898-1956), by Suniti Kumar Chatterji, author
Prabodh Chandra Bagchi (1898-1956): A Model in the Beginnings of Indo-Sinic Buddhist Philology, by Akira Yuyama, author

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