Berkeley HISTORY 2 - Lecture 15 Religion and Politics in East Asia (20 pages)

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History 2 - Comparative World History
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Elijah Bender PhD Candidate UCSB History QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER What are the major theories regarding Buddhism s initial spread out of India and into China What were the major adaptations of Buddhism to Chinese culture What were the primary influences of the Japanese ruling class during the 6th and 7th centuries KEY TERMS Mogao Caves Dunhuang Prince Shotoku T daiji Sh s in First big jolt under Mauryan Empire 322 185 BCD Kushan Empire ca 50 375 CE Kanishka the Great r 127 150 Emperor Ming of Han r 58 75 Ming s dream and the White Horse Temple Buddhist church at Luoyang capital ca 150 CE Non existence The soul Withdrawing from the world Monastic life and celibacy Use of Daoist approximations Saviors Amida Saints Bodhisattvas New practices Zen Mogao Caves at Dunhuang 492 temples Thousand Buddha Grottoes 366 1366 Buddhist sculpture and painting Mandala depicting the western paradise of Amida Buddha right Conversion of elites in Han Rising popularity Buddhist age of Tang Dynasty 618907 Confucian age of Song Dynasty 9601274 Buddhism as commoner religion Kami worship later Shinto Yamato State Importance of continent During period of heavy borrowing from continent esp Korea Gift of sutras from Korean King in 538 or 550 Religion as political tool familiar Soga no Iname 506 570 marries daughters into Yamato lineage Yomei 518 587 dies sets off battle between Soga Buddhist and Mononobe traditional Japan s oldest Buddhist complex completed 607 now oldest wooden buildings in world Commissioned 756 by Empress Komyo 701 760 on death of her husband Emperor Shomu 701 756 Mogao Caves Dunhuang Prince Shotoku T daiji Sh s in What are the major theories regarding Buddhism s initial spread out of India and into China What were the major adaptations of Buddhism to Chinese culture What were the primary influences of the Japanese ruling class during the 6th and 7th centuries


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