9 What was the state of Buddhism and Buddhist monasteries during the Tang

9 what was the state of buddhism and buddhist

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9. What was the state of Buddhism and Buddhist monasteries during the Tang dynasty (618-907)? The Tang dynasty ushered in a period of growth and prosperity, during which Buddhism flourished. Buddhist beliefs, temples, and art permeated almost all levels of Tang life. Surviving Buddhist sculpture reflects the wealth of the great Buddhist monasteries 10. What change do we see with depictions of Guanyin during the Tang dynasty? The image of Guanyin was traditionally depicted as a young Indian prince, but during the Tang dynasty, the feminine characteristics of Guanyin became more prominent. 11. What are three reasons the cult of Guanyin grew in popularity after the Tang period? During the Tang dynasty , Guanyin became a particularly appealing deity to female devotees. The beautiful woman in a white robe is nowhere to be seen in the early figurines. And this is only happens after the Tang’s “silk road”
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When Empress Wu took the highest seat of power, she challenged Confucian norms and elevated women's social status,' Chiu says, pointing to a Tang dynasty Guan Yin with a soft, feminine head on a man's body. 'It was practical - she just wanted to make it easier for her princesses to worship the patron in court.' 12. What role do the Divine Kings play in Buddhist tradition? Within Buddhist temples, in addition to the Bodhisattvas, groups of other divine figures help to complete the Buddha's entourage. They venerate, protect, and support the Buddha in a hierarchical structure. In this section you will be introduced to some of the more common figures. These include divine kings, gods of strength, and apsaras. 13. Who are Gods of Strength and what role do they play? The Gods of Strength are wrathful deities who are often depicted as hyper masculine beings. Subordinate to the Divine Kings, they are responsible for fighting the evil forces of the world 14. Where is Dunhuang located and how many caves survive?
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