Fr. Cochini SJ, is a French citizen, and for several years he has been involved in inter-religious dialogue in China, the details of which I have presented below. He has just published a Guide to the main Buddhist Temples in China. Thanks to the assistance of his many Chinese friends, Fr. Cochini was able to achieve his program of visits to some 150 Buddhist temples, which rank among the most important in the areas of Han nationality. He personally declared that he owed a special debt of gratitude to the abbots, monks, nuns and lay persons, who received him with great openness into their monasteries, and provided him with first-hand documentation. The book, will be the first of its kind in western language. It will serve as an instrument for fostering inter-religious dialogue between overseas Christians and Chinese Buddhists, and will also be a useful reference for the international Buddhist community. Buddhism is so intertwined with Chinese history and culture that the long presence of these Chinese communities living in Buddhist monasteries and temples on Chinese soil, throws an interesting light on some important chapters of the history of China.
His book written in French is entitled "guide des temples bouddhistes de Chine", and the details may be obtained from the following website,

Fr. Cochini passed away a few years ago. The information on this Website is purely for the benefit of his many friends and admirers.