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Compare and contrast the following two images. Based on what you have learned  from reading and lectures, what are the similarities between these two sculptures?  What can they tell us the development of Buddhism in East Asia? (180-220 words) Tsoism is indigenous to china. It is polytheistic, having many gods. Tsoism :a set of complex philosophical ideas. Religious Taoism worships the deified sages Laozi and Zhuangzi, as well as a few immortals, like Lu Dongbin, and celestials, like the Jade Emperor. And Queen Mother of the West. Tasoism as a whole promotes human’s ability to harmonize with the principles of the universe. Buddhism: Siddharth realized that life was full of necessities, death, poverty, and unhappiness. Mahayana Buddhism celebrates Shakyamuni as one of the many Buddhas. This branch of Buddhism stresses petitioners’ ability . Scholars agreed that Buddhism was introduced to China sometime around the second century C.E. in the late Han Dynasty. At that time images of Buddha were placed in tombs. Buddhism became a very popular religion during the Six Dynasties period. The first cave temple complex also emerged. That is the Yungang Cave Complex. It is the earliest know Buddhist cave temple complex in China. Before construction, there was widespread persecution of Buddhists. Leaders of the Buddhist communities respond to this patronage by developing doctrines which equated the ruler with the Buddha himself. Cave 3 of Yungang cave temple is the largest of the site. The sandstone has a MOHS hardness rating of seven.
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  • Spring '12
  • RobertRorex
  • Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, late Han Dynasty, Yungang Cave Complex

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