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Why did Buddhism become popular in China?
It was brought to China by Buddhist monks from India during the latter part of the Han dynasty (ca. 150 CE) and took over a century to become assimilated into Chinese culture. One of the key forces of Buddhism’s success was Daoism. Buddhists gained a lexicon that made it easier to teach their tradition.
What event helped spread Buddhism in China?
Buddhist expansion in Asia: Mahayana Buddhism first entered the Chinese Empire (Han dynasty) through Silk Road during the Kushan Era. The overland and maritime “Silk Roads” were interlinked and complementary, forming what scholars have called the “great circle of Buddhism”.
Why did Buddhism make an impact in China?
Introduction. As Buddhism brought to China new thought and ideas, it promoted the development of Chinese philosophy, ethics, language, literature, arts, religions, popular belief etc. On the other hand, as Buddhism is not a cultural bound religion, it also makes use of and adapts to the local culture and thought.
How did Buddhism spread from China?
Buddhism entered Han China via the Silk Road, beginning in the 1st or 2nd century CE. These contacts transmitted strands of Sarvastivadan and Tamrashatiya Buddhism throughout the Eastern world. Theravada Buddhism developed from the Pāli Canon in Sri Lanka Tamrashatiya school and spread throughout Southeast Asia.
What spread Buddhism to China?
the Silk Road
Buddhism entered Han China via the Silk Road, beginning in the 1st or 2nd century CE. The first documented translation efforts by Buddhist monks in China were in the 2nd century CE via the Kushan Empire into the Chinese territory bordering the Tarim Basin under Kanishka.
How did Buddhism spread from India to China?
Buddhism spread across Asia through networks of overland and maritime routes between India, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and China. Anonymous foreign monks who traveled between India and China along the silk routes were responsible for the transmission of Buddhism at sub-elite levels.