China_2_Han_Thru_Buddhism_Reduced

China_2_Han_Thru_Buddhism_Reduced - China-han dynasty and...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
China--han dynasty and Buddhism
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Han Dynasty chariot and horse: A new use for bronze.
Background image of page 2
Two Han dynasty mirrors, backside, where cosmological designs appear. Left: a TLV mirror (LaPlante 12.21), the square (as earth) represents China, the round (as heaven) knob representing the center of China where the emperor is. Right: lions in the center with the surrounding rim showing the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Line drawings showing the shapes the stupa took when it came to China. It changed from a rounded dome to tower style which we call a pagoda. While retaining its original symbolism, it added floors or storeys with several symbolisms, including designating a number of heavens. # 2 is a 4-square, 3 is hexagonal, 4 is octagonal, 5 is circular.
Background image of page 4
4-Square Pagoda at Xian, formerly known as Chang-an, the ancient capital city of China. Songyuesi pagoda. See LaPlante 13.11-15.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Layout and arrangement of a typical pagoda with the main deity on the ground floor and other deities displayed on the upper floors.
Background image of page 6
Note the colorful decorations on the
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 21

China_2_Han_Thru_Buddhism_Reduced - China-han dynasty and...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online