Memoirs of Eminent Monks

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The Memoirs of Eminent Monks (Chinese: 高僧傳; pinyin: Gāosēng Zhuàn), also known as the Biographies of Eminent Monks, is a compilation of biographies of monks in China by Hui Jiao 慧皎 of Jiaxiang Temple in Kuaiji Mountain, Sichuan circa 530.[1][2] from the introduction of Buddhism to China up to the Liang Dynasty The manuscript is 14 scrolls in length with the preface given in Scroll 14.[3][4] The manuscript includes the biographies of An Shi Gao, Kumārajīva, Faxian, Dao An, Fotudeng, and others.

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  1. ^ Zürcher, Erik (1959). The Buddhist Conquest of China. Brill Archive. p. 6. 
  2. ^ The Travel Records of Chinese Pilgrims Faxian, Xuanzang, and Yijing
  3. ^ Hui Jiao. "Biographies of Eminent Monks 高僧傳". CBETA (in Chinese). Taiwan: Taishō Tripiṭaka. Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Hui Jiao. "Biographies of Eminent Monks 高僧傳". NTI Buddhist Text Reader. Nan Tien Institute. Archived from the original on 2014-12-28. Retrieved 28 December 2014.