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Unformatted text preview: 2/24/06 24/02/2006 15:02:00 Samurai Primary weapon o Bow and arrow from the saddle Mainly Nara Period (8th century) Chinese Influences in Japan Art Architecture Calligraphy o Poetry o literature First novel ever printed in the world The Tale of Genji o By a woman Capital moved from Nara to Heian The Buddhist temples were so powerful in the area and if they didn't like something, monks could just walk up to the ruler carrying Buddhist statues (and they can't/didn't want to attack a monk), put the statues down and say that they didn't like something Saichou and Kuukai Both stayed about 2 years Shingon Esoteric version o Difficult to understand o For those who truly know and understand it o The true version o The master of Shingon only shared these secret teachings with Kuukai Chose a Japanese exchange student to help spread Buddhism Kuukai `s Master Pg 181 second paragraph Wanted Kuukai to spread Buddhism to spread Exoteric o Understandable o For the public Shingon was more popular than Tendai It was mysterious It was esoteric Buddhism Had to study not only traditional Chinese, but also Sanscrit o Sanscrit Original language of Buddhism Pg 179 Buddhism was never state sponsored in China... it had roots in Confucianism In Japan, they found a way to make it state sponsored o Social mobility Pg 174175 Long discussion about how monks are classified and titles Ex. Master of Law Buddhism allowed social mobility o Can raise your status in society by becoming a monk Kuukai o From an aristocratic family Saichou o Not from an aristocratic family 24/02/2006 15:02:00 24/02/2006 15:02:00 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course EACS 4A taught by Professor Ji during the Winter '06 term at UCSB.

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