File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
  • Find via Find It@HKUL
Supplementary

Book Chapter: Indic influence on Chinese Language

TitleIndic influence on Chinese Language
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherLexington Books
Citation
Indic influence on Chinese Language. In Theodor, I & Yao, Z (Eds.), Brahman and Dao: comparative studies of Indian and Chinese philosophy and religion , p. 195-207. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Buddhist impact on Chinese language is enormous. This is mainly due to the translation and introduction of Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit and other Indic languages. The translation of Buddhist scriptures lasted for more than a thousand years in China as it started in the second century CE and ended up by the end of Song dynasty in the twelfth century. As the Indian ways of thinking are different from the Chinese, so their ways of expression are also different from the Chinese. Therefore, the translators of Buddhist scriptures had to invent and introduce many new words in order to express the highly abstract ideas and concepts in Buddhism apart from finding similar words and concepts in Chinese language. Thus these new words and concepts gradually have been integrated into Chinese language and some of them even become part of their daily conversation. The translation of Buddhist scriptures in Sanskrit and other Indic languages greatly influenced the semantic and syntax of mediaeval Chinese as well as enriched the literary genres and rhetoric techniques. The Sanskrit phonetics brought alone with Buddhist translation raised the awareness of Chinese people about phonetics in their own language. This triggered an unprecedented interest in linguistic studies, in particular the description and analysis of the phonetic values of Chinese characters. The result is the compilation of numerous rhyme dictionaries which are of great value for the reconstructions of the different stages of the phonetic systems of Middle Chinese.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193679
ISSN
Series/Report no.Studies in comparative philosophy and religion

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorGuang, Xen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-20T05:15:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-20T05:15:33Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationIndic influence on Chinese Language. In Theodor, I & Yao, Z (Eds.), Brahman and Dao: comparative studies of Indian and Chinese philosophy and religion , p. 195-207. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn9780739171721-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193679-
dc.description.abstractThe Buddhist impact on Chinese language is enormous. This is mainly due to the translation and introduction of Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit and other Indic languages. The translation of Buddhist scriptures lasted for more than a thousand years in China as it started in the second century CE and ended up by the end of Song dynasty in the twelfth century. As the Indian ways of thinking are different from the Chinese, so their ways of expression are also different from the Chinese. Therefore, the translators of Buddhist scriptures had to invent and introduce many new words in order to express the highly abstract ideas and concepts in Buddhism apart from finding similar words and concepts in Chinese language. Thus these new words and concepts gradually have been integrated into Chinese language and some of them even become part of their daily conversation. The translation of Buddhist scriptures in Sanskrit and other Indic languages greatly influenced the semantic and syntax of mediaeval Chinese as well as enriched the literary genres and rhetoric techniques. The Sanskrit phonetics brought alone with Buddhist translation raised the awareness of Chinese people about phonetics in their own language. This triggered an unprecedented interest in linguistic studies, in particular the description and analysis of the phonetic values of Chinese characters. The result is the compilation of numerous rhyme dictionaries which are of great value for the reconstructions of the different stages of the phonetic systems of Middle Chinese.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLexington Booksen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBrahman and Dao: comparative studies of Indian and Chinese philosophy and religion-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in comparative philosophy and religion-
dc.titleIndic influence on Chinese Languageen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailGuang, X: guangxin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityGuang, X=rp01138en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros227310en_US
dc.identifier.spage195en_US
dc.identifier.epage207en_US
dc.publisher.placeLanham, Marylanden_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats