STFL Online Talk – A Brief Introduction to the Procedure for Buddhist Scripture Translation in Ancient China
The School of Translation and Foreign Languages (STFL) conducted an online talk entitled “A Brief Introduction to the Procedure for Buddhist Scripture Translation in Ancient China” on 7 January 2021.
Dr Siu Sai Yau, Assistant Professor of the STFL, explained how Buddhist translators in ancient China translated Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit into Chinese without the aid of electronic tools.
Dr. Siu shared the story of Tang Sanzang and revealed that the essence of translating Buddhist texts back then was collaboration. Different versions of printed Heart Sutra were shown, which aroused interest among the audience and prompted a lively discussion in the chat room of the online meeting.