Week 3 Lecture

Week 3 Lecture - Week3Lecture 22:32 Kushan Shrine Adopted...

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Week 3 Lecture 22:32 Kushan Shrine Adopted Buddhist thought and culture as belief system Architecture was emphasized on emperor as a divinity Buddhism By 6 th o Buddhism becames korea state religion & as it was spread it also spread its Buddhist architecture into Japan Spread along trade routes (Silk Road) Han emperor built monastery (Baima-si) for Buddhist monks which is the oldest surviving temple in China Competed with Confucianism at the time Yungang Caves Northern Wei dynasty Built for worship mostly for the urban population They have huge statues of Buddha inside Mogao Caves (China) About 300-1350 C.E. Around 500 caves Important junction on the silk road Critical center for the dissemination of Buddhist knowledge Kushans of Bamiyan (Bamiyan Buddhas) Bayiman of 5 th century Eurasian world (contemporary Afghanistan) More than 100 caves carved out of cliff of nearby mountains
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Huge buddhas built in this caves Songyue Temple Ta (523 C.E) Ta is a tall multistoried structure Has a buried relic at their core Chinas oldest and largest surviving ta Nara Period: Japan Shintoism was their religion Kami (sacred Spirits), were both deities and the spiritual quality perceived in objects, thus they were honored objects Ise Jingu (last built 1993, thus dates back to 500 C.E.)
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