Song Biographies of Eminent Monks 宋高僧傳

Composed by Zan Ning and others


第 50 冊 No. 2061 宋高僧傳 宋 贊寧等撰 共 30 卷 Volume 50, No. 2061; Song Gao Seng Zhuan; Song Biographies of Eminent Monks; Composed by Zan Ning and others in the Song in 30 scrolls


See Bingenheimer for citations of additional partial translations.

English translations

  1. Wagner, Robin Beth 1995, Buddhism, Biography and Power: A Study of Daoxuan’s ‘Continued Lives of Eminent Monks’, Ph.D. dissertation Harvard University.
  2. Kieschnick, John 2004, “Biography of the Tang Monk Daojian 道鑑 of the Lingyan Monastery in Qizhou,” In: Donald S. Lopez ed., Buddhist Scriptures, London: Penguin Books, pp. 288–292.
  3. Poceski, Mario 2015, “Biographical Entry in Song Gao Seng Zhuan,” In: The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature New York: Oxford University Press.

Primary Source

Zan Ning and others, 《宋高僧傳》 'Song Biographies of Eminent Monks,' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 50, No. 2061, Accessed 2016-10-30,

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