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An Shih Kao

An Shih-kao (?-~170) (安世高; pinyin an1 shi4 gao1 (An Shigao)) was a prince of Parthia that renounced his throne in order to serve as a Buddhist missionary monk.

In 148, he arrived in China at the Han Dynasty capital of Loyang, where he set up a centre for the translation of Buddhist texts. He translated thirty-five texts, mostly from the Theravada school of Buddhism.

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