Buddhism in China-part 3.doc - AP World History Sample DBQ Responses to the Spread of Buddhism in China Prompt Based on the following documents analyze

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AP World History Sample DBQ: Responses to the Spread of Buddhism in China Prompt: Based on the following documents, analyze the responses to the spread of Buddhism in China. What additional kind of document(s) would you need to evaluate the extent of Buddhism’s appeal in China? Original Version Text Deleted in Edited Version Edited Version Added/New Text in Red italics As Buddhism spread from India to China beginning in the first century C.E., it was met with mixed results . Many Chinese accepted Buddhism and defended its policies while others scrutinized Buddhism’s absence from past texts and used it as a scapegoat for political and social problems. Documents 2 and 3 defend and support Buddhism in China, while documents 4 and 6 scrutinize it and discourage its spread. Documents 1 and 5 neither encourage nor discourage the religions spread, but provide a third perspective on how it should be dealt with . An additional document that shows the actual numbers of converts to Buddhism during this time, preferably in a graph, would be useful in determining whether or not the worries of the authors in documents against Buddhism were grounded. Sentences: 5 Words: 128 Rubric Scorable Points/Credits: Category Pts Comments Thesis 1 Acceptable, not great (1 st 2 sentences) Doc’s Addessed Understood Addresses all, though not clear understanding of Doc #1 or #5. (“how it should be dealt with” is not an adequate overall understanding of the doc.). Evid POV Group Add’l Doc 1 Good While Chinese initially accepted Buddhism and defended its policies, over the centuries others increasingly scrutinized Buddhism’s absence from past texts and used it as a scapegoat for political and social problems. When there was no empire to enforce laws, Buddhism gained popularity, but after imperial authority reemerged, Buddhism faced mounting opposition. An additional document that shows the actual numbers of converts to Buddhism during this time, preferably in a graph, would be useful in determining whether or not the worries of the authors in documents against Buddhism were grounded. Sentences: 3 Words: 89 Rubric Scorable Points/Credits: Category Pts Comments Thesis 1 Strong, acknowledges change over time Doc’s Addessed Understood None (no need to do so in Thesis paragraph) Evid POV Group Add’l Doc 1 Good
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Original Version Edited Version Documents 2 and 3 defend and support the spread of Buddhism in China during first century C.E. Document 2 speaks of the many joys of joining the Buddhist religion . However, the author , Zhi Dun, is of the upper class of China and as such , his testimony does not tell how lower classes felt. Yet, in a time when Asian steppe nomads were invading northern China, Zhi Dun could have easily targeted Buddhism as a means of foreign corruption, but he does not . Document 3 counters the scrutiny of anti-Buddhists with logic.
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