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  Buddhism in China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Shigao, a Parthian Buddhist prince, arrived at the Han capital in 148 and was the first to initiate a systematic translation of Buddhist texts into Chinese.
Works were written arguing that the salvation of an individual was a benefit to that individual's society and family and monks thus contributed to the greater good.
It is conjectured that the shocking collapse of the Han Dynasty in 220 and the resulting period of social upheaval and political unrest known as the Three Kingdoms period may have helped the spread of Buddhism.
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 An Shih Kao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Shih-kao (?-~ 170) (安丗高; pinyin Ān Shígāo) was a prince of Parthia, nicknamed the "Parthian Marquis", who renounced his throne in order to serve as a Buddhist missionary monk.
The prefix An in An Shih Kao's name is an abbreviation of Anxi (Ch:安息), meaning Parthia in ancient Chinese: Anxi is a transcription of " Arsaces ", the founder of the Arsacid Dynasty of Parthia.
An Shih-kao is the first Buddhist missionary to China to be named in Chinese sources.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/An_Shigao   (194 words)

 Buddhist Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The latter sutra was an exposition of the esoteric significance of names and numbers in the Buddhist canons and bore some resemblance to the line-by-line and phrase-by-phrase exposition of the classics, a method of scholarship known as zhangju xue.
The formation of an ideological culture is certain to have its roots in social history; thus in the history of the world various ideological cultures have emerged which are separate and different in both type and form.
If an imported alien ideological culture affects the original indigenous ideological culture, and if this is not a temporary influence but a long lasting one, in some aspects or even in all aspects in general it would have to achieve a higher level of development than that of the indigenous culture.
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 Timeline of Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They were written in Ghandari language and Kharoṣṭhī script on bark, and were unearthed in a clay pot bearing an inscription in the same language.
An account of Buddha's life was translated in to Greek by John of Damascus, and widely circulated to Christians as the story of Barlaam and Josaphat.
Various inscriptions refer to him as an incarnation of Vishnu, a chakravartin, a bodhisattva and dharmaraja.
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 Ingredient Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An improvement in the use of plaster bandage for patient contouring.
An in vitro evaluation of plaster of Paris barriers used under amalgam and glass ionomer to repair furcation perforations.
An implant of a composite of bovine bone morphogenetic protein and plaster of paris for treatment of femoral shaft nonunions.
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 Safety Issues Affecting Chinese Herbs: The Case of Ginseng
Those who were in the study all reported that they experienced an energizing effect of ginseng, which implies that this was the primary reason for persistent use of the herb.
An important factor in all the concerns is the dosage of ginseng that is used and the duration of its use.
In an ITM article, Estrogen-dependent tumors, I have argued that if a patient or doctor is concerned about any level of estrogenic activity from herbs that herbs should not be used at all.
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 An Shih Kao : An Shigao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An Shih-kao (?-~170) (安世高;; pinyin an1 shi4 gao1 (An Shigao)) was a prince of Parthia that renounced his throne in order to serve as a Buddhist missionary monk.
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The incidents of this journey were essentially the same with those into the heart of Virginia.
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 An Duong Vuong (210-179 BC Vietnam)
An Duong Vuong, founder of the Viet kingdom of Au Lac (c 210-179 BC).
An Duong Vuong was probably a historical figure, distantly related to the former ruling clan of Shu in Sichuan, who ruled a small territory between the Red River delta and the Chinese states to the north.
He led an army, possibly composed of Au Viet refugees from Qin attacks, against the Lac Viet state of Van Lang, overthrew the last Hung Vuong ("Hung King"), and established the kingdom of Au Lac.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For an illness a particular herbal medicine or offering to a particular spirit may be recommended, while for more serious cases the deity himself, as dramatized in the person of the medium, does battle with the demon causing the difficulty.
An important characteristic of any developed bureaucratic system, earthly or celestial, is that it is wrapped in an aura of permanence and freedom from blame.
An earlier section quoted Xunzi's comment that distinguishes between a naive fear of gods on the part of the uneducated and a pragmatic, agnostic attitude on the part of the literati.
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 An Shih Kao Anarchism An American In Paris Ang Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anarchism Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority.
An American in Paris An American in Paris is a symphonic composition by American composer George Gershwin which debuted in 1928.
Inspired by Gershwin's time in Paris, it is in the form of an extended tone poem evoking the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s.
www.masterliness.com /a/An.Shigao.htm   (401 words)

 Buddhism In China Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An Shigao, a ParthiaParthian Buddhist prince, arrived capital in 148 and continued the work of previous monks.
Works were written arguing that the salvation of an individual was a benfit to that individuals society and family and monks thus contributed to the greater good.
*148: An Shigao, a ParthiaParthian prince and Buddhist monk, arrived in China and proceeded to translate many Buddhist works in to Chinese.
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 Buddhism in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An Shigao ( wg An Shih Kao), a Buddhist Parthian prince, arrived capital in 148 and continued the work of previous monks.
Like other religions, social upheaval and political unrest during the era of Three Kingdoms might have helped the spread of Buddhism; however number of Buddhism protagonists were still widely outweighed by those of Daoism, who had at least attempted to topple the dynasty in the Yellow Turban Rebellion (黃巾之亂).
Its central scripture, the Amit⢨a S? was first brought to China by An Shigao, circa 147, however the school did not become popular until later.
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 Treatment of Throat and Voice Disorders with Chinese Medicine
It is classified as an external treatment, because it acts directly on the throat as the dissolved material is slowly swallowed.
As an adjunctive point for treatment of vocal cord nodules, hegu (LI-4) was also needled and an herb formula was administered orally while another herb formula was prepared hot and used as a source of vapors to be breathed in through the mouth (see Appendix for formula details).
Massage therapy can also be used as an aid to treating and preventing vocal disorders, particularly those suffered by performers who use their voices for singing or acting (see Figure 2).
www.itmonline.org /arts/throat.htm   (4931 words)

 Translation in China
An imperial officer—Dao An was appointed director of this earliest School of Translation in China.
Before Xuan Zang, Dao An during the Sui dynasty insisted on a strict literal translation, i.e., that the source text should be translated word by word; Kumarajiva during the early Tang dynasty was on the opposite side and advocated a complete free translation method for the sake of elegance and intelligibility in the target language.
In contrast, during Dao An and Kumarajiva's period, the translation of Buddhist scriptures were mainly done by Indian monks who sometimes had to offer rigid translations as a result their lack of linguistic and cultural knowledge of the target language.
www.accurapid.com /journal/24china.htm   (7908 words)

 Herbal shop - A Comprehensive guide to Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs
Gypsum (Shigao) is used with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu) in the formula Baihu Tang.
Gypsum (Shigao) is used with Scrophularia (Xuanshen) and Rhinoceros horn (Xijiao).
Gypsum (Shigao) is used with Ephedra (Mahuang) and Apricot seed (Xingren) in the formula Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang.
www.herbalshop.com /tcm/ChineseHerb_G161.html   (382 words)

 Oriens extremus 35, Heft 1/2, Rezension 7, Seminar für Sprache und Kultur Japans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
His main concern is with the former, and he gives an extended discussion of the way in which various of the Ch'in ranks were awarded according to the number of enemy heads a warrior might have garnered.
He speculates even further in the same vein: "Possibly there are signs of an antagonism between the evolution of agriculture and that of metallurgy, and there may be suggestions that dynastic considerations became attached to the myth, in the form of a contest between rival monarchs" (ibid.).
The first hard evidence for the presence of Buddhism in China is an imperial edict of A.D. 65 praising Liu Ying, the king of Chu, for his adherence to the practices of the cults of Huang-Lao and of the Buddha.
www.uni-hamburg.de /Wiss/FB/10/JapanS/Zeitschr/rez35_7.html   (5894 words)

 Ethics of China 7 BC To 1279 by Sanderson Beck
An examination system based on the Confucian classics was instituted in 606 to attract scholars into the bureaucracy from the south.
An administrative protectorate was established there along with one in the north for Mongolia, in the east for southern Manchuria, and in the south called Annan, which later gave the name Annam to Vietnam.
An Lushan was murdered by his son in 757, and so was the general who took over the rebellion.
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 an_shih_kao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
the Jin Dynasty 49.1   Kashyapamtanga ( 攝摩騰) 49.2   Dharmaraksha ( 竺法蘭) 49.3   An Shih-kao ( 安丗高) 49.4   Lokakshema ( 支婁迦讗 / 支讗) 49.5   Chu Shih-hsing ( 朱士行) 49.6...
An Fa-ch'in An Faqin An Shigao An Shih-kao An'ne An'yo-koku An-hokin An-lo-chi An-seiko anagamin anagon Anan Ananda ananta ananta-nirdesha-pratishthana-samadhi Anantacharitra anapana-smriti anapanasamadhi Anaritsu...
narration of the life of the monk An Shih-kao, states that, according to “a different catalogue” (a pieh lu), this scripture was translated by An Shih-kao.
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 Shigao mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shigao mountain a national level forest park, is located at 50 kilometers from Lingshi County, covers an area of 60 square kilometers and has a height of 2500 meters above sea level.
The mountain is covered by over one hundred kinds of trees which grow with clear levels: shrub forest region at mountain foot, broad leaves forest region on mountainside and coniferous forest region on the top.
On lunar January 16, peasants of the village will ride their own livestock, but not racehorse and gather in a 100 meters long and 4 meters wide alleyway to walk their house or donkey from 9 am to 2 pm ceaselessly.
www.shanxi-china.com /english/sxhuabao/0002/sgs.htm   (164 words)

 FDI: Young Man Dies from Torture Suffered at Hospital and Detention Centre Seven More Falun Gong Practitioners in China ...
Yu was sent to the emergency room on April 25, 2002, the hospital staff found him to be suffering from severe head trauma, extensive internal injuries, and a broken front tooth.
Pu Shigao, in his 60's, was a practitioner of Falun Gong from Yanbian City, Jilin Province and a professor at Yanbian Medical School.
His body was then hastily cremated in an attempt to cover up his death.
www.clearharmony.net /articles/200209/6785.html   (1275 words)

The great treasure trove of human ideological and intellectual culture inevitably is made up of the good and superior parts of many individual ideological cultures, each with its own tradition and characteristics.
If an ideological culture did not contain any special characteristic of its own, it would be difficult for it to make any contribution to human intellectual civilization.
On the other hand, a culture which becomes the ideological culture of a nation, or a part thereof, is bound to have its own special characteristics and therefore is bound to make some contribution to the ideological culture of the human race as a whole.
www.crvp.org /book/Series03/III-3/chapter_ix.htm   (15756 words)

 Shigao Iron Ore Mine, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shigao Iron Ore Mine is an operating open pit mine in India.
Shigao Iron Ore Mine is just one of 17 000 entities to be found in Raw Materials Data, the mining industry's most extensive database.
Below is an example of what can be pulled out of Raw Materials Data.
www.rmg.se /RMDEntities/S2/SHIGAO.htm   (50 words)

 Wired News: Parallel Polar Light Shows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The idea that the auroras conjugate was first suggested in the 18th century, when the logs of Captain James Cook's expeditions in the southern hemisphere were compared to the Qing-shigao, a draft history of the Chinese Qing Dynasty.
On September 16 1770, the crew of Cook's HMS Endeavour in the South Pacific noted an aurora resembling the Aurora Borealis.
On the same night in the northern hemisphere, an Aurora Borealis was recorded in the Qing-shigao.
wired-vig.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,47920,00.html   (401 words)

 The 5 Organs Network of Chinese Medicine - Spleen/Stomach
The upward momentum of the essence qi, propelled by the spleen, can be compared to the clear yang of nature which ascends toward heaven until it congeals into clouds in the sky.
The ethereal part of this essence (the yang within yang) purifies and nourishes lung qi, thus maintaining an atmosphere of moistness, freshness, and clarity in the upper burner (which affects the sensory orifices of the ears, eyes, mouth, and nose).
Strong and well developed arms and legs are therefore considered to be an important indicator for good spleen function.
www.itmonline.org /5organs/spleen.htm   (5050 words)

 The Historic Of Buddhism
Very upset by these visions of true life, Siddharta left his family and for seven years lived as an ascetic, only to find out that the extreme ascetic life was not able to solve from suffering.
The Light Buddhas are clearly an influence of Iranian religion with the god of light, Ahuramazda.
An Shigao ¦w¥@°ª (mid 2nd cent.) was the first translator of Buddhist s u tras (chin.: jing ¸g) from Sanskrit (chin.: Fan ±ë) into Chinese.
bluenaturenetwork.com /DharmaMasterNanHuaichin/Buddhism-History.htm   (3767 words)

 An Shigao (148 AD, China)
An Shigao, Parthian monk among the earliest known missionaries to China; responsible for the first systematic translations of Buddhist scriptures into Chinese.
Of royal lineage, An renounced his throne to enter monastic life.
The number of titles attributed to An ranges from 35 to 175; however, of the 19 that are extant only 4 can be reliably attributed to the patriarch.
www.ancientworlds.net /204106   (246 words)

 Asian Art - E&J Frankel, New York
We are proud to show the works of Shigao Ishii, a contemporary Zen brush and ink artist.
Ishii's works were also included in our exhibition entitled "Moods of Tea", May 9th through June 12th 1981.
This is an interesting and dynamic execution of a Christian theme within a Zen Buddhist context.
www.ejfrankel.com /exhibition.asp?exhibID=31   (196 words)

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