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The Scripture within the Scripture

Chinese Strategies for the Phagocytosis of Foreignness in “Buddho-Taoist” Texts (4th - 9th Century)

This research project intends to contribute to a better approach to the formation and development of the so-called “Buddho-Taoist” texts by investigating, beyond their received contents in later canonical collections, the intellectual strategies at work, then the shift in attitudes and adjustments these strategies implied. The heuristic value of the substantive “Buddho-Taoism,” a neologism coined around the middle of the twentieth century, will also be assessed.