Chinese Philosophy Day Nine Notes - Chinese Philosophy Day Nine Notes Chinese transformation of Buddhism Background Buddhism essentially took the

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Chinese Philosophy Day Nine Notes “Chinese transformation of Buddhism” Background: Buddhism essentially took the various strands or Confucianism and made them into a single system. Buddhism also gave Confucianism a metaphysical dimension. I. Five ways Buddhism impacted Chinese ideas and culture A. Metaphysically 1. Buddhism deepened the Confucian notion of a correlative view of the world. 2. Daoist notions of non-being, emptiness, and spontaneity fit very well into the Buddhist system. 3. Confucian social relations and protocols became more focused on the principle. 4. The Chinese focus on inclusion fit very well into the belief of salvation for all. B. Philosophically
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  • Spring '14
  • Dr.Wang
  • Buddhism, Confucianism, Chinese philosophy, Religion in China, ways Buddhism

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