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Real name Yasumasa Kimura
Death year 1881-1930
Profession Indian Buddhist philosopher
Birthplace Nishine Town (now Hachimantai City)


The world's leading authority who achieved the first systematic study of ancient Indian Buddhism from the original. In his book, The History of the Indo-philosophy and the Religious History (co-authored by Takao Susumu), The Indo-six Principles, The Theory of Primitive Buddhist Thoughts, A Study on the Process of the Formation of the Amida Takuma Theory, The Way to Breaking Up Such. After his death, "Kimura Yasuken Complete Works (6 volumes)" was published and still contributes to the academic world.

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