Biographies of Buddhist Nuns 比丘尼傳

Composed by Bao Chao


第 50 冊 No. 2063 比丘尼傳 梁 寶唱撰 共 4 卷 Volume 50, No. 2063; Biqiuni Zhuan; Biographies of Buddhist Nuns; Composed by Bao Chao in the Liang in 4 scrolls


Date 516 from Lancaster (2004, 'K 1086'). See Bingenheimer for citations of additional partial translations.

English translations

Tsai, Kathryn Ann 1994, Lives of the Nuns. Biographies of Chinese Buddhist Nuns from the Fourth to Sixth Centuries, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Primary Source

Bao Chao, 《比丘尼傳》 'Biographies of Buddhist Nuns,' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 50, No. 2063, Accessed 2016-10-30,


  1. Lancaster, L.R. 2004. The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue,

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