The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism
Chih-chou[智周] (678–733) (PY Zhizhou; Jpn Chishu)
The third patriarch of the Dharma Characteristics (Fa-hsiang) school in China. At age twenty-three, he became a disciple of Hui-chao and mastered the doctrines of that school. He lived at Pao-ch'eng-ssu temple in P'u-yang and wrote a number of treatises. Chih-chou taught the Consciousness-Only doctrine to the Japanese priests Chiho, Chiran, and Chiyu, who came to China in 703, and to Gembo, who came in 717.