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Of the three philosophies which one did the people of China embrace?
What did Buddhism promise those who followed it?
To end suffering
Much like Ashoka, what did Emperor Wendi do that helped spread Buddhism?
Became a Buddhist
How did Buddhism spread when lands were captured in the west? Many people there were Buddhists.
They spread the religion when they traveled in China
How did the city of Chang'an help spread Buddhism?
It was a center of trade for the Silk Road so Buddhism spread with trade
What social services did Buddhist monasteries provide for people? Schools, took care of the sick, helped the poor and gave travelers a place to stay
Schools, took care of the sick, helped the poor and gave travelers a place to stay
What economic roles did Buddhists play in Chinese society?
Acted as banks to loan people money for business
How did Buddhist writings get into China?
Travelers went to India and brought them back
What are the 2 types of Buddhism that developed?
Zen Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism
What does Zen Buddhism focus on?
Self-discipline and meditation
What does Pure Land Buddhism focus on? Reaching "western paradise"
by chanting words over and over again
How did Buddhism spread to Korea and Japan?
Most governments looked up to China and China was going through a golden age of power and culture
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