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《Agricultural Archaeology》 2018-03
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Research on Jackfruit: the Relationship between It with Paramita

Sun Xiaoyan;  
Chinese word "Boluomi" not only refers to jackfruit, but also means the bank of abyss of misery in the Buddhist contexts. It was originally found in historical records of the Tang Dynasty and then transliterated from Sanskrit. Thereafter, jackfruit was recorded in both collection of poems and literature. However, because of its imported name, people always confuse it with other fruits. Jackfruit originated from South East Asia. It was not until the Ming and Qing dynasty that jackfruit was massively planted in Hainan Province of China. People rarely saw Jackfruit, so they added exotic imagination to it. Besides, due to the Buddhist secularization after the Tang Dynasty, people endowed it with more Buddhist symbolism and imagination such as"dumbera" and "paramita", which was reflected in the Buddhist paintings and poems.
【CateGory Index】: K207
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