2006 年 54 巻 2 号 p. 1100-1097,1349
Fajin 法進 (?-444) [a monk in the Northern Liang 北涼 (397-439)] took his life for the sake of starvelings in Turfan. This study is an investigation of the relationship between Fajin's action known as atmabhavaparityaga 捨身 and the Buddhism of the Northern Liang. By the way, this Buddhism developed through King Meng Xun's 蒙遜 (368-433/r. 401-433) devotion to Buddhism. In his reign, Fajin was given a warm reception by the king.
When the Northern Wei 北魏 (386-584) overpowered the Northern Liang in 439, the Northern Liang royal family led a retreat of some families to the west. Fajin was included, too. In 442 Wu Hui 無緯 (?-444/r. 443-444) occupied Turfan and established in the following year the Qoco 高昌 kingdom ruled by the Juqu 沮渠 family (442-460).