Buddhism in China

Chinese text with illustration of Buddha.

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The profound influence on religion and culture.

Tim Barrett, Emeritus Professor of the Study of Religions, SOAS University of London explores the introduction of Buddhism in China, which resulted in many cultural changes that are readily visible in such fields as art, architecture and literature. But the most profound of these changes may well have been those that took place in the religious life of the Chinese, where ideas such as those of past and future lives governed by the force of karma and institutions such as the Buddhist monastery introduced entirely new elements into the Chinese religious sphere. Perhaps even the very notion of a religious tradition itself may in China be seen as a novelty resulting from Buddhist influence.

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Name: Buddhism in China
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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