The Diamond Sutra (CD-Rom)
The Diamond Sutra is a Buddhist text produced in China in AD 868. It is the world's earliest dated printed book. It was found in 1907 by the archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein in a walled-up cave at the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, near Dunhuang, in north-west China. This CD-ROM allows the user to unroll the scroll from beginning to end, with the option of hearing the whole Sutra actually being chanted - a wonderfully uplifting experience.
`This easy-to-use CD is a good buy not only for those who are interested in Buddhism and book printing, but also for schools and courses teaching Chinese culture, as the use of a handscroll, a basic format of Chinese paintings and manuscripts, is very clearly demonstrated.`
Circle of Inner Asian Art Newsletter, SOAS