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The Buddhist Conquest of China The Buddhist Conquest of China Contacts, Conflicts, and Compromises Today’s Topics Today’s Topics Buddhist points of contact & conflict with “Chinese” ideas and practices Some compromises Buddhism in Chinese art and literature Basic Ideas of Mahayana Buddhism Basic Ideas of Mahayana Buddhism B ( China China , 82; , 82; Sources Sources , 415-421) 415-421) Reincarnation Reincarnation and the role of karma karma Nirvana Nirvana is the goal: “blowing out” the self; a kind of salvation The Buddha Buddha got there first; bodhisattvas bodhisattvas (“beings of wisdom”) stay behind to help people to enlightenment From Central Asia to China: Buddhism along the Silk Road  around 1st century AD The Importance of Silk Road and Central Asia The Empire of Kusana and The Empire of Han Chinese  emperor Ming, capitol city Luoyang The Beginning of Chinese Buddhism:  Accommodation and Resistance The Dream of Emperor Ming
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