Han Yu cited Confucius in his rage to ridicule Buddhism as “a cult of barbarian peoples” (Doc #4). Han Yu’s position in the imperial court certainly suggests his ideas were an official state standard, though one would need additional evidence from Han Yu’s emperor’s response to Han Yu’s plea in order to know how much influence actually Han Yu held over official policy. Emperor Wu also called for Buddhism’s “eradication,” as the cause for “poisoning customs.” As Emperor, it is likely that Wu’s Edict carried a lot of weight, but it is also possible Wu was jealous of Buddhist monasteries “outshining [his own] imperial palace” than by true concern for his subjects’ welfare. A census showing causes of death would allow historians to objectively evaluate whether Buddhism truly caused citizens to “go hungry,” as Emperor Wu claimed (Doc
The Buddhist Crisis was about the suppression of the Buddhist religion in South Vietnam under the reign of Diem government that was Catholic. Diem region was with discrimination against Buddhist religion. People in South Vietnam was passed over for promotion for their career because they was not Catholic. Diem never repeal the laws that the French had put in place that Buddhist leaders had to required permission to do public events. Diem even dedicated South Vietnam to the Virgin Mary.
While these growers become prosperous from their land produce, they soon became a threat to White Americans. The government protected White lives and took this into account to create the 1913 California Alien Land Law that was aimed at the Japanese, since they were not legible to become citizens and therefore preventing them from acquiring land. Furthermore, Japanese Americans wanted to be naturalized, like Takao Ozawa. The District Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court denied the 1914 Takao Ozawa Naturalization case. Ozawa considered himself a “free white person” that had adequately converted into white culture without keeping any Japanese ties, but since he did not have white characteristics his case was overturned
The reaction of the growth of Buddhism resulted in scholar, Han Yu criticizing its growth. Han Yu was a Confucian scholar, advocating the use of filial piety which mean rulers retain loyalty to their subjects. Later, Buddhist monasteries were closed down
It was important for Yan because he wanted to prove that even thought his beliefs were of Confucianism; he was still capable of being devoted to Buddhism. Yan also defended Buddhism; he wanted to explain the five common misstatements people had on Buddhism and why they were false. Han on the other hand wanted Buddhism out of the Chinese civilization. He believed that since a lot of the people didn’t have much knowledge, Buddhism was taking advantage of them and making them believe in things that weren’t accustomed to the Chinese cultures ways. Han was devoted in getting rid of Buddha, he didn’t agree with his beliefs and thought Buddhism was destroying the Chinese
The Chinese wanted to bring order and peace back to society, for it seemed impossible. Between 500 B.C-200 B.C, the philosophers, or the Chinese thinkers came up with theories and ideas to help bring peace and order to society. These three perspectives were, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. The first theory was Confucianism, it was a thought from a man named Confucius that wanted to bring peace to society. He thought that people needed a sense of duty, and his message was spread everywhere he went.
I chose Buddhism as the world religion I am studying. I chose this religion because I am curious to why it hasn 't spread to the United States like Christianity, or even Islam has. It has a booming prevalence in India, and other regions of Asia but it still hasn 't made a large impact on The U.S. Buddhism started with the a birth of Siddhartha Gautama in c. 6th-4th century BCE in current day Nepal. Siddhartha lived as a prince in a grand castle with every whim catered to. His father sheltered him from all outside evils, including old age, sickness, and death.
After imperial structure was restored, the Chinese began to disapprove of Buddhism (docs 4, 6). Chinese government authorities increasingly saw Buddhism as a threat to their political power and moved to discredit it. Imperial Tang advisor Han Yu saw Buddhism as evil, anti-Confucian, and illegal (doc 4). Han Yu’s position and livelihood greatly depends on Confucianism remaining dominant, especially due to the civil service system, which provided him with his government job. Due to this, he is not a very reliable source on how the average citizen and even the Chinese emperor felt about Confucianism remaining dominate (doc 4, POV).
However, they did not follow the true Confucian philosophies. Instead, the emperor, Emperor Wu, had a very influential Confucian philosopher create a more emperor-centric base of Confucianism. Being forced to study a religion did not drive the Han scholars to work harder, they began to slack and almost
Some people presumably the traditionalist dislike buddhism and rightfully thought that it was a poison or a means of corruption. Some pondered on how a non-Chinese speaking barbaric religion was all of a sudden implemented into Chinese daily life. The buddha was dead a long time before and how could his putrid rotting bones be thriving in their country. This shows not all loved buddhism and the ones who didn 't were pro confucianism which is the complete opposite of Buddhism. The reason behind this idea of buddhism is due to the author being a confucian scholar who dislikes buddhism in his country.