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Snar thang Canon

During the Yuan dynasty, Buyantu Khan (r.1312-1320) sponsored ‘Jam dbyang “the Wise” to compile the Bstan ‘gyur at Snar thang. The Snar thang canon reputedly provided the model for all later editions of the canon.

Sources:
  • Badashkeyeva, T.T. 1989. “The History of Tibetan Medicine in Mongolia.” In Tibetan Medicine: The History, Methodology and Prospects for Use. Ulan-Ude: USSR Academy of Science, pp. 77-81.
  • Vogel, Claus. 1965. Vagbhata’s Astangahrdayasamhita. Wiesbaden: Deutsche Morgenlandische Gesellschaft.
  • Silk, Jonathan A. 1996. “Notes on the History of the Yongle Kanjur.” In Suhrllekhah: Festgabe für Helmut Eimer. Swisttal-Odendorf: Indica et Tiebetica Verlag.

Entry by Stacey Van Vleet, 4/23/07