I’m looking for recent publications which give us a big picture of Chinese Early Buddhism vs. Pali Early Buddhism.
I’m looking specifically for takes on several questions:
- How do the Agamas compare with the Nikayas (number of suttas, vaggas, complete parallels)
- How do the direct parallels compare on a word-level? Are they more-or-less direct equivalents, or are the core concepts and the structure the same but differ in the formulas and details?
- What are the conclusions regarding the bhanakas and transmitters of the two text traditions: did they have the same source material? which agamas show the most/least similarities? what can be concluded regarding the transmission process of Early Buddhism?
I know, there are many publications on detailed topics about Chinese Buddhism, especially by Analayo, Bingenheimer, Dhammadina, Choong Mun-Keat, and Tse-fu Kuan. What I’m looking for is a big picture roundup with references to these detailed publications - kind of like Salomon’s ‘The Buddhist Literature of Ancient Gandhara’ which so nicely presents a big picture for his field.
Very grateful for references from those who are knowledgeable in Chinese Buddhism.