V. Uspensky

St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

E‑mail: v.uspenskij@spbu.ru




Abstract. The article introduces Tibetan translation of a well known Chinese Buddhist poem “In Praise of Monastics” by the Shunzhi emperor (reigned in 1644—1661) of the Qing dynasty. This poem was mistakenly ascribed by an anonymous Tibetan translator to the Kangxi emperor (r. 1662—1722). The Tibetan translation was printed from woodblocks at the Amchog Monastery in the present‑day Gansuprovince of China. A comparison of the Chinese original with the Tibetan translation showed that it does not follow the original literally.


Key words: Shunzhi emperor, Tibetan poesy, Qing dynasty, Kangxi emperor, Buddhism


DOI: 10.31250/1238-5018-2018-24-2-46-48



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Received by the Editorial Board: 23.09.2018


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