Zhaocheng Jin Tripitaka

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Zhaocheng Jin Tripitaka is a Buddhist canon from the Jin Dynasty. It is written in the Chinese language.

It was first called the Jin Triptaka. It was written at the Tianning Temple around the year 1149. A woman named Cui Fazhen and some of her friends gave the money to make the book.[1] Kublai Khan brought it to the Guangsheng Temple. It was found there in 1933.[2] The canon was renamed Zhaocheng Jin Tripitaka because the Guangsheng Temple is located in Zhaocheng.[1]

The canon has about 7,000 chapters. It's the biggest book published in the Jin Dynasty.[3] It has some canons and sections that are not found in later copies of the book.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Zhaocheng Jin Tripitaka". World Digital Library. http://www.wdl.org/en/item/3018/. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. Asia Society; Chinese Art Society of America (2000). Archives of Asian art. Asia Society. p. 12. http://books.google.com/books?id=d6E0AQAAIAAJ. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  3. Luo Shubao (1998). Illustrated history of printing in ancient China. 文物出版社. p. 64. ISBN 978-7-5010-1042-4. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZuxLAQAAIAAJ. Retrieved 28 May 2013.