Although there has been countless time that China’s government ruled over the religion, and now there is hope that id does not need to be that same way again because it was different back then. For the flow of the world to work, it had to be balanced and the traditional Chinese religion focused their beliefs on yin and yang to bring that about. The “good” and “evil” is what yin and yang is about, however, the correct way is when things are working together is what brings balance, and that is why it is a common misconception for yin and
Xuanzang’s journey and achievements have made a huge impact in the records of history. If it was not for his guide other Buddhist sites would not have been discovered. Sun was refused to go to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan was restricted from her. For her the journey was amazing, because she felt what it means te be a Chinese and she was inspired by him. This book was interesting.
2. Development of Pure Land Buddhism The idea of Pure Land Buddhism was raised in China and then spread to other countries, such as Japan and East Asia. (Wallace 2002, 43) It became famous in these countries but there are variations between the ideas. Take Indian and China as examples, Indian think that there would be separate life after rebirth as their present life may be suffering and the life after death should be happy and not connected to the present life. On the other hand, Chinese take rebirth as the continuation of life before death, which the human relations in the present life are connected to the life in Pure Land.
Yinshun’s radical mission to restore Chinese Buddhism to its Indian roots was a reaction to the diminished reputation of Chinese Buddhism as well as the result of the forces of globalization and modernization. One can see these forces at play when comparing the ideological
Portuguese traders began arriving in China around 1515. They were interested in trading new goods but also intended to spread Christianity, so they brought Jesuits along with them. Matteo Ricci, the leader of the Jesuits, aimed to convert members of the elite, who he hoped would then assist in spreading his religion among the Chinese people. The Jesuits were highly educated and served the Ming and Qing emperors as advisers, astronomers, cartographers, and painters, but they were generally unsuccessful in converting. They attempted to explain how the people can believe in both Confucian and Christian teachings.
Confucianism has many influences on education of Vietnam and Singapore Originated from China, Confucianism, an ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius, is considered as one of the largest religions in Asia, concerned with the principles of good conduct, practical wisdom, and proper social relationship. Among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, Vietnam and Singapore are profoundly affected by Confucian ideas in many aspects of life such as economy, policy, society and especially in education. Although both Vietnam and Singapore’s education have been influenced by Confucianism, there are similarities and differences between two countries in terms of origin, moral education
Chinese mythology has shaped the way that china is today. Although some may say that since Chinese culture is so old, Myths are useless, fake, stories; but it is clear that Chinese mythology did influence the cultures belief and was the base of many religions. Chinese Mythology has altered china’s culture and beliefs throughout the years because of the religions, lifestyle, and political view from mythology. The importance of religion in China is what keeps the ancient countries culture unforgotten, but the mythology in China is what shaped those cultures. According to Living Myths, about Chinese Mythology “Much Chinese mythology is based on animism, which sees the land itself as alive.
Population, check, living in a defined area, check, government, check, defined territory, check. The only debatable thing is “the capacity to enter relations with other states” and that is directly influenced by something called “true recognition”. As of right now, only 22 states fully recognize Taiwan while pretty much the rest of the world have “un-official diplomatic relations.” So let’s ask this. Does having an unofficial diplomatic relationship differ from an official one ? When asked about it, a former Taiwanese Marine simply said that “recognition doesn’t matter in terms of economic relations, but having recognition of a country serves the purpose of building the confidence of people.” Because of the lack of recognition, I’ve also heard the argument that “you can’t just declare yourself a country”.
All throughout the world, the trend of a minimalist lifestyle is growing. Believed to have originated in either America or Japan, the definition of minimalism differs from person to person, but they all have the same general concept; the conscious decision to live and enjoy life with as little as possible. The author of the article, “Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists” claims that minimalism may not be a modern concept, but rather a “natural outgrowth” of Zen Buddhism and its “stripped-down worldview.” Zen Buddhism is a school of Buddhism that originated in China is strongly influenced by Taoism, a religious or philosophical tradition of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with life. An example of Zen Buddhism is leaving empty space at a tea ceremony to allow a person’s own imagination to fill in that incomplete area. Buddhists make up 8% of the world, being the dominant religion many developing countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka, as well as the second most common religion in industrial countries, for example, Japan.
Due to China’s Warring Period after the Han Dynasty, Buddhism gained popularity because no imperial authority was around to enforce laws. Once an empire rose to power, Buddhism was turned against. Initially the Chinese defended Buddhism and its policies, but after centuries, others increasingly analyzed how Buddhism had not presence in older documents. Buddhism began to be blamed for the political and social problems of Chinese society. An additional document, such as a graph, that demonstrates actual numbers of Buddhist converts of this time period would help determine if the given documents’ author’s statements about Buddhism were accurate.
The Mongols did not trust the Chinese, so they had foreigners come in to govern the people. They took away the traditional Confucian way of government. In the Middle East, the Mongols took the highest positions, but gave the lower positions to the people showing that there was more trust. The Mongols didn 't disrupt the original government, instead they used it to their advantage. Mongols
One of Lao Tzu’s successors, Zhuang Zi was also a major influence to the religion, who wrote another crucial book to the religion. In addition to the influences made by certain people, Taoism morphed over time due to the influences from religions. In the beginning, Taoism was a religion focused on simple meditation and recitation of verses, but during the 5th century AD it stole some concepts from Buddhism including reincarnation (unity with the universe) and cosmology. During the 6th century many talismans and rituals became part of Taoism. By the 1200s, the differences between Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism became subtle and less defined.
Ming saw that religion in previous dynasties undergirded its power for centuries, stressing the emperor’s centrality. Ming wanted to strengthen the protocol of rites and ceremonies of religion. These rites will reinforce political and social hierarchies during his dynasty. These ceremonies solidified the Ming by portraying them as the moral and spiritual benefactors of their subjects. The emperor would occasionally attend the ceremonies such as sacrificial rites, that provided symbolic communion between the mortal and spiritual realms.