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was a Japanese academic of Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. Nakamura was an expert on Sanskrit and Pali, and among his many writings are commentaries on Buddhist scriptures. He is most known in Japan as the first to translate the entire Pali Tripitaka into Japanese. This work is still considered as the definitive translation to date against which later translations are measured. The footnotes in his Pali translation often refer to other previous translations in German, English, French as well as the ancient Chinese translations of Sanskrit scriptures.

Because of his meticulous approach to translation he had a dominating and lasting influence in the study of Indic Philosophy in Japan at a time when it was establishing itself throughout the major Japanese universities. He also indirectly influenced the secular scholastic study of Buddhism throughout Eastern and Southern Asia especially Taiwan and Korea. Japan, Korea, Taiwan and recently China is the only area in which all major scriptural languages of Buddhism (Chinese, Tibetan, Sanskrit and Pali) are taught and studied by academics of Indic Philosophy.

Nakamura was born in Matsue, Shimane. He graduated from the Department of Literature at Tokyo Imperial University, and was a professor there from 1954 to 1973. After retiring from Tokyo University, he established Toho Gakuin (The Eastern Institute, Inc.) and lectured on philosophy to the general public. He was influenced by the Indian philosophy of Buddhism, Chinese, Japanese and West thought. He made remarks on the problem of bioethics.

Nakamura was awarded the honorary degree of Vidya-Vacaspati by President of India Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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Total Books: 59
Buddhism in Comparative Light
2010 - Buddhism in Comparative Light (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788120801844
ISBN-10: 8120801849
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Gotama Buddha Volume 2 A Biography Based on the Most Reliable Texts
Gotama Buddha A Biography Based on the Most Reliable Texts
A History of the Development of Japanese Thought
1999 - A History of the Development of Japanese Thought (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780710306500
ISBN-10: 0710306504
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Indian Buddhism A Survey With Bibliographical Notes
1999 - Indian Buddhism a Survey with Bibliographical Notes [Buddhist Tradition Series, Vol 1] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788120802728
ISBN-10: 8120802721
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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A Comparative History of Ideas
1998 - A Comparative History of Ideas (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788120810044
ISBN-10: 812081004X
Genre: Nonfiction
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A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy Part I
1990 - A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy Part I (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788120806511
ISBN-10: 8120806514
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples
1988 - The Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples [Documentary Reference Collections] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780313265563
ISBN-10: 0313265569
Genre: History
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Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples India China Tibet Japan
1964 - Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples India China Tibet Japan [Revised - National Foreign Language Center Technical Reports] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780824800789
ISBN-10: 0824800788
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Nonfiction
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Gotama Buddha
Gotama Buddha (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780914910053
ISBN-10: 0914910051
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
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Genshi butten o yomu
Genshi Butten O Yomu [Iwanami semina bukkusu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784000048804
ISBN-10: 4000048805
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Shankara no shiso
Shankara No Shiso [Indo tetsugaku shiso - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784000085496
ISBN-10: 4000085492
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Indo kokoro no tabi
Indo Kokoro No Tabi [Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784140085530
ISBN-10: 4140085533
Genre: Nonfiction
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Butten no kotoba Gendai ni yobikakeru chie
Butten No Kotoba Gendai Ni Yobikakeru Chie [Ishizaka lectures - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784377408225
ISBN-10: 4377408224
Genre: Nonfiction
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Indojin no shii hoho
Indojin No Shii Hoho [Toyojin no shii hoho - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784393312018
ISBN-10: 4393312015
Genre: Nonfiction
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Toyojin no shii hoho
Toyojin No Shii Hoho [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784393312025
ISBN-10: 4393312023
Genre: Nonfiction
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Chibettojin Kankokujin no shii hoho
Chibettojin Kankokujin No Shii Hoho [Toyojin no shii hoho - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784393312049
ISBN-10: 439331204X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Indo shi
Indo Shi [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784393312056
ISBN-10: 4393312058
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Veda no shiso
Veda No Shiso [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9784393312087
ISBN-10: 4393312082
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Upanishaddo no shiso
Upanishaddo No Shiso [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784393312094
ISBN-10: 4393312090
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Shiso no jiyu to Jainakyo
Shiso No Jiyu to Jainakyo [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9784393312100
ISBN-10: 4393312104
Genre: Nonfiction
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Gotama Budda [Genshi Bukkyo - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Genshi Bukkyo [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Genshi Bukkyo No Shiso [Japanese Edition] (Other)
Indo to Seiyo No Shiso Koryu [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Daijo Bukkyo No Shiso [Japanese Edition] (Other)
Ku No Ronri [Daijo Bukkyo - Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
Bukkyo Bijutsu Ni Ikiru Riso [Daijo Bukkyo - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Yoga to Sankiya No Shiso [Indo roppa tetsugaku - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Niyaya to Vaisheshika No Shiso [Indo roppa tetsugaku - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Mimansa to Bunpogaku No Shiso [Indo roppa tetsugaku - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Vedanta Shiso No Tenkai [Indo roppa tetsugaku - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Hindukyo to Jojishi [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
Kindai Indo No Shiso [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Gendai Indo No Shiso [Nakamura Hajime senshu - Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
Tozai Bunka No Koryu [Nihon no shiso - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Shotoku Taishi [Nihon no shiso - Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
Zusetsu Bukkyogo Daijiten [Japanese Edition] (Other)
Hikaku Shiso No Kiseki [Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
Bukkyo No Kokoro O Kataru [Japanese Edition] (Other)
Shakuson No Kokoro O Kataru [Nakamura Hajime taidanshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Higashi to Nishi No Shiso O Kataru [Nakamura Hajime taidanshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Shakai to Gakumon O Kataru [Nakamura Hajime taidanshu - Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
Nihon Bunka O Kataru [Nakamura Hajime taidanshu - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Suizokukan No Hanashi [Japanese Edition] (Other)
Jinsei O Kangaeru [Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
Yugyokyo [Butten koza - Japanese Edition] (Other)