Tang and Song sociocultural developments - I Buddhism and China 1 How did Buddhism proliferate through China a Buddhism spread through China through

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I. Buddhism and China How did Buddhism proliferate through China? 1. Buddhism spread through China through monasteries, temples and shrines. a. What branch of Buddhism was most popular? (Theravada or Mahayana?) 2. The most popular version of Buddhism was Mahayana Buddhism because it said a. that enlightenment was possible for all beings. How did Buddhist support from the state (Tang Dynasty) change through the duration of the 3. dynasty? One could support the state by participating in charity work, donation of property, a. or giving of artwork. What is a stele, specifically a Buddhist stele? 4. Stone monuments that show images and inscriptions. Steele’s were usually a. commissioned by a family to earn themselves merit. What was the purpose of the Cave Shrines? Where can they be found? 5. The cave shrines are located in DunHuang, Yum Goong, and Lung One. The a. purpose of the Cave Shrines was to gain spiritual merit, show power, spread of Buddhism, ask for good afterlife.

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