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In the Forest of the Blind: The Eurasian Journey of Faxian’s Record of Buddhist Kingdoms
By Matthew W. King
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How Abel-Rémusat’s “poaching” of Asian scholarship facilitated the creation of Western “Buddhist Studies” as a discipline and how his Relation des Royaumes Bouddhiques was in turn coopted by Himalayan Buddhists fighting in the collapse of the Qing says a lot about the production of academic knowledge.