The Buddhist Medicine King in Literary Context: Reconsidering an Early Medieval Example of Indian Influence on Chinese Medicine and Surgery

  title={The Buddhist Medicine King in Literary Context: Reconsidering an Early Medieval Example of Indian Influence on Chinese Medicine and Surgery},
  author={C. Pierce Salguero},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={183 - 210}
ç 2009 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0018-2710/2009/4803-0001$10.00 In most accounts of Chinese medical history, one reads of the transmission of Indian medicine to China in the early medieval period via Buddhism. 1 In the vast number of Chinese Buddhist texts pertaining to healing from the period, no human figure is more celebrated than the “Medicine King” ( yi wang ), known in Sanskrit sources as J ivaka Kum a rabh r ta (P a li: Kom a rabhacca). 2 Historical studies of… Expand
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