2005 年 54 巻 1 号 p. 47-51,1240
Since the seventh century, several miraculous stories of Buddhism were edited in China. The famous historian of Chinese Buddhism, Daoxuan, understood those stories through the ideas of ganying and gantong. He interpreted the two words as having the same meaning, signifing specific and amazing phenomena about faith in Buddhism. His interpretation of the two words influenced later editors.
It is the aim of this paper to define Daoxuan's interpretation of ganying and gantong and its influence on later generations, and also to examine the role of miraculous stories in Chinese Buddhism.