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The front matter section of this book The Power of Patriarchs contains table of contents, acknowledgements and abbreviations. The book examines notions of authority and succession in early Indian Buddhism and a variety of early Chinese Buddhist attempts to lay claim to authority through reference to specific Indian figures. It introduces a number of texts that later serve as important sources for Qisong's work on Chan lineage.

Keywords: Chan lineage; Chinese Buddhist; Indian Buddhism

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