本計畫為國科會哲學學門人才培育計畫之項目，以擇定前沿性研究領域與組成國際研究團隊的方式，藉由和國際學界傑出專家之合作與互動，提升國內年輕佛學學者的研究水平與國際參與經驗，協助英文論文之撰寫與出版，以增加國內學者於國際期刊發表的能量與能見度。本計畫擇定「六－七世紀印度佛教思想在中國之發展」為主題，乃考慮國內學者進行該領域之研究有其相對的利基，並可在既有的國際佛學研究生態裡有效區隔於梵藏語系和梵巴語系的佛教研究。後二領域於國際佛學界已有相當規模與成績，而本計畫所提的論域則尚有開發整合的空間。本計畫擬以三年期，藉由工作坊、講座、小型研讀會與國際會議的方式，分別針對六世紀的初期唯識學（地論宗、攝論宗）、三論宗（吉藏）、天台宗（智顗）、初期禪宗和七世紀的玄奘學派，包括唯識學（窺基）與因明量論（陳那、慧沼），以及華嚴宗（元曉、法藏）等次領域進行研究，以重新省察長期以來主導學界之「佛教中國化」論題的適切性。該計畫的成果將結集為英文專書出版，並預期該成果將成為國際學界的醒目貢獻。 "This project aims to explore the reception of Indian Buddhist thought in China during the sixth and seventh century. It is a three year project, which will be conducted by an international research team. It is also a publication-oriented project that a volume of collected papers is planned for publication. The main goal of this research project is to create the platform for the promising junior scholars in Taiwan to work together with the prominent scholars around the globe. The project will also enable the Taiwanese scholars to achieve the academic excellence in the study of Chinese Buddhism. The methodology undertaken in this project will combine historical, philological, exegetical, hermeneutical and philosophical analysis to unpack the complexity of Chinese reception of Indian Buddhist thought during the 6th and 7th century. Individual participant will be free to employ the kind of methodology which is most suitable for her project. However, the project in general will examine the epistemological ground of the theory of “Sinification” in the studies of Chinese Buddhism. We would like see to what extent that this theory can be justified, modified, or even replaced through the individual case studies. The contribution of participants consists of three parts: (1) Yogācāra Buddhism in China and Korea, (2) Buddhist logic and epistemology in China and (3) the Indian elements in Chinese forms of Buddhist system.