Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Chinese Scholars to Create a Four-Language Dictionary to Aid Buddhist Manuscript Research
by Erika Miranda
Chinese scholars are set to create a four-language dictionary to understand centuries-old Buddhist manuscripts. (Photo : www.topchinatravel.com)
A Chinese political advisor and Tibetan scholar revealed to the Xinhua News Agency on Monday China’s plan to compile a polylingual dictionary on manuscripts in Buddhism this year.
According to National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference member Drongbu Tseringdorje, Chinese scholars need a Sanskrit-Chinese-Tibetan-English dictionary to understand the sutras as well as ancient and high-value records written in palm-leaf that they have collected.