Record of Wonders in the Book of Chou, The ［周書異記］ (Chin Chou-shu-i-chi; Shūsho-iki): A Chinese work often cited for the information it contains pertaining to Buddhist events, such as the dates of Shakyamuni’s birth and death. The entire work is no longer extant, but quotations from it are found in a number of Buddhist writings. These place Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth in 1029 b.c.e., the twenty-fourth year of the reign of King Chao of China’s Chou dynasty, and his death in 949 b.c.e., the fifty-second year of the reign of King Mu of the same dynasty. This account was traditionally adopted in China and Japan. It is generally agreed that this work was written before the early sixth century c.e.