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Krista Ammons World Civilization Neal Davidson Buddhism the Silk of the Silk Road The Silk Road was not only a branch of roads for travel and trade; it was also a pathway for cultural exchange among many different cultures. One of the more important things that was exchanged on the Silk Road was Buddhism. India was home to Buddhism but had found its way too many places. The Nun’s, Princess’s, and Monk’s Tale show how (by where the tales are located) Buddhism became one of the most important exchanges that occurred along the Silk Road. In the Nun’s Tale we meet Miaofu, who begins her story on her death bed where she reencounters her past. We learn from Miaofu that she first learned of Buddhism from her grandmother who told her of the great Buddhist temples in Tibet (Whitfield, 156). Miaofu became ordained as a priestess of a Buddhist monastery at the age of eleven. It was said that families that wanted to avoid the payment of dowry and gain an opportunity to influence the monastic community would force their daughters to be ordained
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 410 taught by Professor Allison during the Fall '07 term at University of Tennessee.

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