HURVITZ, Leon

HURVITZ, Leon Nahum. Cambridge MA4.8.1923 — Vancouver 28.9.1992. U.S. Sinologist and Buddhist Scholar. Son of Benjamin H. and Rose Marcus. After the WW II worked interpreter in Japan, also studies there. After a while at University of Washington in Seattle, Professor at University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Publications: “The Road to Buddhist Salvation as described by Vasubandhu”, JAOS 87, 1967, 434-486 (Chinese text and translation); “The Eight Deliverances”, Bh. J. Kashyap Mem. Vol. Delhi 1979, 121-169; “Two Polyglot Recensions of the Heart Scripture”, JIPh 3:1-2, 1975, 17-66.

Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma (the Lotus Sūtra). Translated from the Chinese of Kumārajīva. 298+421 p. Records of Civilization, sources and studies 94. N.Y. 1982.

Other works on Chinese Buddhism, articles and reviews.

Sources: Stray notes in Internet mainly on his publications.

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