Jinling Buddhism Publishing House will Celebrate 140th Anniversary
07-24-2018    FJNET
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Jinling Buddhism Publishing House<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>FJNET, September 5, 2006</SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Nanjing</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region> -- On September 22, 2006, Jinling Buddhism Publishing House will celebrate its 140th Anniversary in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Nanjing</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sun</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Palace</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Jinling Buddhism Publishing House is a celebrated Buddhism cultural organization established by Yang Renshan, a Buddhist layman, in the year 1866 at the end of the Qing Dynasty. As a place of sutra-carving, printing and circulating, it contributed greatly to the revival of Buddhism in modern <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region></st1:place>. </SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>For more than forty years, Yang Renshan devoted himself to the place, giving lectures and carving blocks. The sutras printed and circulated amounted to over a million volumes. Besides, he also had more than 100,000 Buddhism paintings printed. More important, Mr. Yang set up a couple of Buddhism study and lecture institutes such as "Buddhism school of Jetavanarama" and "Buddhism Study Association", thereby starting a new trend in Buddhism education in modern China which had a far-reached influence on Buddhism studies and cultivation at later times. </SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Later Ouyang Jingwu and Lu Zhen opened the famous "China Buddhism Study Institute" (Zhi Na Nei Xue Yuan) and greatly furthered the studies of Buddhism. The institute was broad in scale and had its influence all over the country.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Jinling Buddhism Publishing House had sutra printing and lecturing as its primary undertakings, both of which were based on advanced study of the Buddha' teachings. It has the complete set of techniques of traditional Chinese block-carving and watercolor block printing; it is the world-wide publishing center of Buddhism sutras from blocks in Chinese characters as well as the collection center of block sutras and Buddhist sculptures which are as many as 130, 000 and eighteen respectively. </SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>In addition, it collects a variety of the complete Buddhist Scriptures, which, together with all of the above, makes it a rare treasure house in Buddhist culture, with the introduction of advanced printing facilities in recent years, Jinling Buddhist Publishing House has produced large numbers of sutras and reached an annual circulation of as many as several hundred thousand at home and abroad. </SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>What is most noteworthy, however, is that it is now starting the publication of a Buddhism series "Wen Si" (Hear And Think) whose purpose is "facing the new age, responding to the society, and making still greater contributions".</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Add: <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">35 Huaihai Rd.</st1:address></st1:Street></SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><st1:City w:st="on">Nanjing</st1:City> --210002, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">China</st1:place></st1:country-region></SPAN></P>

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Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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