Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Chinese Scholars to Create a Four-Language Dictionary to Aid Buddhist Manuscript Research


From Yibada  
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.

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