A note on the “peculiar” name Jingzhuguo 淨住國 for India in the lost Hou Hanshu of Xie Cheng

in Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics

Han E, in his treatise Suihua jili, quotes a passage from the lost Houhanshu of Xie Cheng which contains the “peculiar” name of Jingzhuguo (country of pure dwelling) for the land of the Buddha, India. The present paper discusses the conditions under which this name could have arisen.

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A note on the “peculiar” name Jingzhuguo 淨住國 for India in the lost Hou Hanshu of Xie Cheng

in Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics

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