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Chinese Studies

The guide provides some starting points for your research of China at Duke

Buddhism

The following subject terms are often used when searching for Chinese Buddhism:

  • Buddhism -- China
  • Buddhist literature, Chinese
  • Buddhist art, China

Selected books:

  • Digital Dictionary of BuddhismA compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc., found in Buddhist canonical sources.
  • The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism.
  • A Dictionary of Buddhism: Oxford reference covers beliefs, doctrines, major teachersand scholars, place names, and artefacts.
  • Encyclopedia of BuddhismBuddhist scriptures, art, architecture, saints, demons, monastic orders, festivals, rites, ceremonies, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism and Christianity.

Selected digital resources/projects:

Taoism

The following subject terms are often used when searching for Chinese Taoism (Daoism):

  • Taoism -- China
  • Taoists -- China
  • Dao de jing
  • Laozi

Selected books: